Towards bootstrapping QED3

Shai M. Chester, Silviu S. Pufu

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Abstract: We initiate the conformal bootstrap study of Quantum Electrodynamics in 2+1 space-time dimensions (QED3) with N flavors of charged fermions by focusing on the 4-point function of four monopole operators with the lowest unit of topological charge. We obtain upper bounds on the scaling dimension of the doubly-charged monopole operator, with and without assuming other gaps in the operator spectrum. Intriguingly, we find a (gap-dependent) kink in these bounds that comes reasonably close to the large N extrapolation of the scaling dimensions of the singly-charged and doubly-charged monopole operators down to N = 4 and N = 6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Conformal and W Symmetry
  • Gauge Symmetry
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons


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