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Integrability, non-perturbative effects and symmetry in quantum field theory

Objective



There are two long-term objectives: to find a unified consistent theory of assistance distributed among eight nodes, to allow young scientists to the elementary- particles and their interactions, and to provide techniques for the calculation of non-perturbative effects in quantum work alongside established physicists who have already made significant contributions in the general area of the project .
field theory or in string theory. The first objective recognises the shortcomings of the Standard Model of elementary particles, including the serious problem of incorporating gravity within the framework of renormalisable quantum field theory.
One immediate task is to clarify the role of hidden symmetries such as extended conformal symmetry or weak-strong coupling symmetries, in order to be able to make use of them non-pertubatively, and in order to expose the true nature of string theory.
Another task is to study two-dimensional models in which hidden symmetries play a part but for which the role of the symmetry is more transparent. Some of these, the affine Toda field theories, also exhibit a weak-strong coupling duality and other non-perturbative effects which need to be properly understood.

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Science Laboratories, South Road
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Centre D'etudes De Saclay / Orme Des Merisiers
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
113-212,Serrano 123
28006 Madrid
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
24 Rue Lhomond
75231 Paris
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Italy
Address
Via Beirut 2/4
34013 Trieste
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
24,Quai Ernest Ansermet 24
1211 Geneve
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea
Universität Hamburg
Germany
Address
Luruperchaussee 159
22761 Hamburg