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A Nonperturbative Approach to Strongly Coupled Physics via the Renormalization Group
发布时间:2016年11月03日

时间:Tues,2016-11-08,16:00-17:00

地点:Room 616,Physics Building

Abstract:

The most comprehensive approach to understanding phase transitions and in particular critical phenomena is via the renormalization group (RG) theory. It has culminated in computational and perturbative analytic methods that have identified several universality classes and it has provided quantitative data categorizing the values of physical observables at those transitions. However, the predictive power, and thus the resulting quantitative data, for phase transitions in strongly coupled physics has been notoriously difficult to collect. After discussing the background of RG I will explain some recent work toward calculating the results of RG using analytic nonperturbative methods aimed at strongly coupled systems in general. In particular I will discuss a rescaling method applied to a complete basis of nonlinear states as well as a nonperturbative yet diagrammatic momentum shell RG method.

 

Biography:

Anthony Charles Hegg received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Now is a postdoc at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the department of Physics and Astronomy. His current research interests include phase transitions in strongly coupled systems and nonperturbative analytic methods in renormalization group theory.

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