Nat Levine (ENS Paris)

Title:  Equivalence of 1-loop RG flows in 4d Chern-Simons and integrable 2d sigma-models

Abstract:  Costello, Witten and Yamazaki proposed a 4d Chern-Simons theory as a unified way to engineer integrable models. In the presence of ‘Disorder’ defects (for non-ultralocal 2d theories), this correspondence has been established only classically. As a first quantum check, I will derive the matching of 1-loop divergences between the 4d and 2d theories. My assumptions are general and seem to isolate sigma-models among the 2d theories.  (Based on 2309.16753)

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