Title: Deriving anomaly-induced response from thermal equilibrium
Speaker: Kristan Jensen, Stony Brook University
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center
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Abstract: Now that we believe that anomalies manifest themselves through macroscopic transport in thermal states, I’ll show you how to derive that transport from basic considerations of Euclidean field theory. To do so, we’ll study the properties of thermal partition functions for anomalous field theories coupled to background fields. If I have time, I’ll also discuss a not-so-basic consideration of Euclidean field theory which further relates gravitational anomalies to transport.