Conformal symmetry in field theory

Huyal, Ulaş
In this thesis, conformal transformations in d and two dimensions and the results of conformal symmetry in classical and quantum field theories are reviewed. After investigating the conformal group and its algebra, various aspects of conformal invariance in field theories, like conserved charges, correlation functions and the Ward identities are discussed. The central charge and the Virasoro algebra are briefly touched upon.
Citation Formats
U. Huyal, “Conformal symmetry in field theory,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.