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Zohar Komargodski, Comments on the Renormalization Group and Diverse Applications (Strings 2012)

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This talk was given by Zohar Komargodski at Strings 2012. The topic discussed is the renormalization group and its various applications. The starting point for this work is given by (among other things): http://jmp.aip.org/resource/1/jmapaq/v7/i5/p787_s1?isAuthorized=no http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v159/i5/p1251_1 http://www.jetpletters.ac.ru/ps/1413/article_21504.pdf http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1988NuPhB.303..226P When it comes to renormalization, I personally found this article quite useful: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0212049 This talk is essentially based on this paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.3987 Komargodski, of the Weizmann Institute of Science and IAS, is known for his proof, with A. Schwimmer, of the four-dimensional analog of Zamolodchikov's C-theorem. He has a blog which can be found here: http://scienceblogs.com/weizmann/tag/zohar-komargodski/ The Strings conference is the largest annual meeting of string theorists, and includes the biggest names in the subject giving talks on advancements made in essentially every aspect of the theory. Anyone who is interested in the subject should be quite interested in these talks! (I'm hoping to actually attend the conference this year in Seoul... but we'll see...) The lectures can be found, viewed, and downloaded from free from the website for the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, which was the venue for the conference in 2012). In particular, there are many more lectures which do not appear in this playlist (these are merely the lectures I personally find most interesting). Their website can be found here: http://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/videos/strings2012­/index.html