
AdS/CFT Duality User Guide
Author:
Makoto Natsuume
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This is the draft version of a textbook on "realworld" applications of the AdS/CFT duality for beginning graduate students in particle physics and for researchers in the other fields. The a . . . . . 
Scattering Amplitudes
Author:
Henriette Elvang, Yutin Huang
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The purpose of this review is to bridge the gap between a standard course in quantum field theory and recent fascinating developments in the studies of onshell scattering amplitudes. We build up the . . . . . 
Geometry of 2d topological field theories
Author:
Boris Dubrovin
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These lecture notes are devoted to the theory of equations of associativity describing geometry of moduli spaces of 2D topological field theories. Introduction. Lecture 1. WDVV equations and Frobenius . . . . . 
Introduction to supergravity
Author:
Horatiu Nastase
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These lectures present an introduction to supergravity, and are intended for graduate students with a working knowledge of quantum field theory, including the elementary group theory needed for it, bu . . . . . 
Theoretical Aspects of Massive Gravity
Author:
Kurt Hinterbichler
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Massive gravity has seen a resurgence of interest due to the recent realization that its traditional problems may be overcome, yielding an avenue for addressing important open questions such as the co . . . . . 
Renormalization: an advanced overview
Author:
Razvan Gurau, Vincent Rivasseau, Alessandro Sfondrini
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We present several approaches to renormalization in QFT: the multiscale analysis in perturbative renormalization, the functional methods \`a la Wetterich equation, and the loopvertex expansion in no . . . . . 
ChernSimons Modified General Relativity
Author:
Stephon Alexander, Nicolas Yunes
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ChernSimons modified gravity is an effective extension of general relativity that captures leadingorder, gravitational parity violation. Such an effective theory is motivated by anomaly cancelation . . . . . 
Lectures on nonperturbative effects in large N gauge theories, matrix models and strings
Author:
Marcos Marino
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In these lectures I present a review of nonperturbative instanton effects in quantum theories, with a focus on large N gauge theories and matrix models. I first consider the structure of these effect . . . . . 
Making Sense of NonHermitian Hamiltonians
Author:
Carl M. Bender
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The Hamiltonian H specifies the energy levels and time evolution of a quantum theory. A standard axiom of quantum mechanics requires that H be Hermitian because Hermiticity guarantees that the energy . . . . . 
Superconformal mechanics
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Sergey Fedoruk, Evgeny Ivanov, Olaf Lechtenfeld
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We survey the salient features and problems of conformal and superconformal mechanics and portray some of its developments over the past decade. Both classical and quantum issues of single and multip . . . . . 
Lecture Notes on Topological Field Theory
Author:
Jian Qiu
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These notes are based on the lecture the author gave at the workshop 'Geometry of Strings and Fields' held at Nordita, Stockholm. In these notes, I shall cover some topics in both the perturbative and . . . . . 
An introduction to universality and renormalization group techniques
Author:
Alessandro Sfondrini
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These lecture notes have been written for a short introductory course on universality and renormalization group techniques given at the VIII Modave School in Mathematical Physics by the author, intend . . . . . 
Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence
Author:
Alfonso V. Ramallo
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This is a pedagogical introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence, based on lectures delivered by the author at the third IDPASC school. Starting with the conceptual basis of the holographic dualities, . . . . . 
MTheory and Maximally Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
Author:
Neil Lambert
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In this informal review for nonspecalists we discuss the construction of maximally supersymmetric gauge theories that arise on the worldvolumes branes in String Theory and MTheory. Particular fo . . . . . 
A Primer on Functional Methods and the SchwingerDyson Equations
Author:
Eric S. Swanson
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An elementary introduction to functional methods and the SchwingerDyson equations is presented. Emphasis is placed on practical topics not normally covered in textbooks, such as a diagrammatic method . . . . . 
The Renormalization Group in Nuclear Physics
Author:
R.J. Furnstahl
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Modern techniques of the renormalization group (RG) combined with effective field theory (EFT) methods are revolutionizing nuclear manybody physics. In these lectures we will explore the motivati . . . . . 
Introduction to Magnetic Monopoles
Author:
Arttu Rajantie
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One of the most basic properties of magnetism is that a magnet always has two poles, north and south, which cannot be separated into isolated poles, i.e., magnetic monopoles. However, there are strong . . . . . 
Higgs Physics: Theory
Author:
Abdelhak Djouadi
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I review the theoretical aspects of the physics of Higgs bosons, focusing on the elements that are relevant for the production and detection at present hadron colliders. After briefly summarizing the . . . . . 