#### High Energy Theory Seminar - Silviu Pufu, MIT - Some progress in 3d QFT

Abstract: I will talk about computations of entanglement entropy and partition functions on curved manifolds in both supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric Lorentz-invariant QFT in 3 space-time dimensions. In the first part of this talk, I will focus on the F-theorem, which is the statement that the three-sphere free energy, or equivalently the entanglement entropy across a circle, decreases under RG flow. In the second part, I will talk about the anomalous dimensions of monopole operators in non-supersymmetric quantum electrodynamics.

**Location:**
PCTS Seminar Room

**Date/Time: **01/18/13
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1:30 pm
- 01/18/13
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3:00 pm

**Category: **High Energy Theory Seminar

**Department: **Physics