Prismatic large N models for bosonic tensors

Simone Giombi, Igor R. Klebanov, Fedor Popov, Shiroman Prakash, Grigory Tarnopolsky

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We study the O(N)3 symmetric quantum field theory of a bosonic tensor φabc with sextic interactions. Its large N limit is dominated by a positive-definite operator, whose index structure has the topology of a prism. We present a large N solution of the model using Schwinger-Dyson equations to sum the leading diagrams, finding that for 2.81<d<3 and for d<1.68 the spectrum of bilinear operators has no complex scaling dimensions. We also develop perturbation theory in 3-ϵ dimensions including eight O(N)3 invariant operators necessary for the renormalizability. For sufficiently large N, we find a "prismatic" fixed point of the renormalization group, where all eight coupling constants are real. The large N limit of the resulting ϵ expansions of various operator dimensions agrees with the Schwinger-Dyson equations. Furthermore, the ϵ expansion allows us to calculate the 1/N corrections to operator dimensions. The prismatic fixed point in 3-ϵ dimensions survives down to N≈53.65, where it merges with another fixed point and becomes complex. We also discuss the d=1 model where our approach gives a slightly negative scaling dimension for φ, while the spectrum of bilinear operators is free of complex dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105005
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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