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Xinan Zhou
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow
Quantum Field Theory and String Theory

609-258-4334
415 Jadwin Hall
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My current research focuses on making analytic progress in solving conformal field theories. One direction of my research is to develop an on-shell scattering amplitude program in anti-de-Sitter space, using the Mellin representation techniques. Via the AdS/CFT correspondence, these amplitudes are mapped to correlation functions of the boundary CFT. We try to compute the amplitudes using only symmetries and self-consistency conditions, and eschew the complicated details of the effective Lagrangian. In another direction, we try to put analytic handles on the conformal bootstrap. We develop systematic methods to solve the crossing equation, by drawing inspiration from holography.