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The conformal bootstrap

Poland, David and Simmons-Duffin, David (2016) The conformal bootstrap. Nature Physics, 12 (6). pp. 535-539. ISSN 1745-2473.

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The conformal bootstrap was proposed in the 1970s as a strategy for calculating the properties of second-order phase transitions. After spectacular success elucidating two-dimensional systems, little progress was made on systems in higher dimensions until a recent renaissance beginning in 2008. We report on some of the main results and ideas from this renaissance, focusing on new determinations of critical exponents and correlation functions in the three-dimensional Ising and O(N) models.

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Additional Information:© 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Received 03 February 2016. Accepted 11 April 2016. Published 02 June 2016. The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Official Citation:Poland, D., Simmons-Duffin, D. The conformal bootstrap. Nature Phys 12, 535–539 (2016).
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