# The Conformal Bootstrap: From Magnets to Boiling Water

### APA

Simmons-Duffin, D. (2017). The Conformal Bootstrap: From Magnets to Boiling Water. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/17010082

### MLA

Simmons-Duffin, David. The Conformal Bootstrap: From Magnets to Boiling Water. Perimeter Institute, Jan. 25, 2017, https://pirsa.org/17010082

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:17010082, doi = {10.48660/17010082}, url = {https://pirsa.org/17010082}, author = {Simmons-Duffin, David}, keywords = {Other}, language = {en}, title = {The Conformal Bootstrap: From Magnets to Boiling Water}, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2017}, month = {jan}, note = {PIRSA:17010082 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

David Simmons-Duffin Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

## Abstract

Conformal Field Theory (CFT) describes the long-distance

dynamics of numerous quantum and statistical many-body systems. The

long-distance limit of a many-body system is often so complicated that

it is hard to do precise calculations. However, powerful new

techniques for understanding CFTs have emerged in the last few years,

based on the idea of the Conformal Bootstrap. I will explain how the

Bootstrap lets us calculate critical exponents in the 3d Ising Model

to world-record precision, how it explains striking relations between

magnets and boiling water, and how it can be applied to questions

across theoretical physics.