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Regular Seminar Jean Alexandre (King's College)

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room G O Jones 610 | abstract: The work presented here explores the possibility of introducing non-Hermitian scalar and fermion mass terms, in addition to the usual Hermitian ones. The consistency of the resulting description requires a reworking of all the fundamental properties in Field Theory from the beginning, which is challenging but appears to be possible. |

Regular Seminar Jean Alexandre (King's)

at:15:00
room B104 | abstract: Motivated by extending the parameter space of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, I will describe how to understand the effects of an imaginary mixing mass term in a non-Hermitian but PT-symmetric extension of scalar QED. The classical theory is already not trivial, and requires a new interpretation of the equations of motion, Noether's theorem and gauge invariance. The path integral can be defined with appropriate field variables, and a consistent picture emerges, opening the way for potential alternative descriptions of the Higgs sector. |

Regular Seminar Jean Alexandre (King's College)

at:14:00
room H503 | abstract: A specific configuration of the bosonic string is discussed, in time-dependent backgrounds, which satisfies Weyl invariance to all orders in the alpha'-expansion. Conformal invariance, valid in any space time dimension, is based on the homogeneity (in time) of the Weyl-beta functions which, using field redefinitions, can be made to vanish. |