I will be starting a Masters degree in physics next year - 30% of the assessment will be a thesis (review, not research). I have selected CFT as a topic and my future advisor has pointed me to Francesco's 'Conformal Field Theory' as(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); thebook to use.

Francesco's book is very good but I am having trouble bridging the gap between QM and CFT. Obviously the bridge has QFT written on it - but how much QFT do I need? All of Weinberg Vol 1.? I'm concerned I may spend too much time on a interesting but unneeded side path of QFT while I should spend more time on, say, Lie algebra for example.

Don't get me wrong - I would love to sit down and work my way through every page of Weinberg (can I hear laughter in the back row?). But with a family, and a finite amount of time, I need to find an efficient path towards understanding the basics of CFT.

Has anyone been down this road and could give me some advice? Any help would be much appreciated.

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# Learning Conformal Field Theory after QM

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