Volume 22, Issue 1
PyCFTBoot: A Flexible Interface for the Conformal Bootstrap

Connor Behan

10.4208/cicp.OA-2016-0107

Commun. Comput. Phys., 22 (2017), pp. 1-38.

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  • Abstract

We introduce PyCFTBoot, a wrapper designed to reduce the barrier to entry in conformal bootstrap calculations that require semidefinite programming. Symengine and SDPB are used for the most intensive symbolic and numerical steps respectively. After reviewing the built-in algorithms for conformal blocks, we explain how to use the code through a number of examples that verify past results. As an application, we show that the multi-correlator bootstrap still appears to single out the Wilson-Fisher fixed points as special theories in dimensions between 3 and 4 despite the recent proof that they violate unitarity.

  • History

Published online: 2019-10

  • AMS Subject Headings

65Z05, 68W30, 81T80, 90C34

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