Scale invariance vs conformal invariance

  title={Scale invariance vs conformal invariance},
  author={Y. Nakayama},
  journal={Physics Reports},
In this review article, we discuss the distinction and possible equivalence between scale invariance and conformal invariance in relativistic quantum field theories. Under some technical assumptions, we can prove that scale invariant quantum field theories in d=2 space–time dimensions necessarily possess the enhanced conformal symmetry. The use of the conformal symmetry is well appreciated in the literature, but the fact that all the scale invariant phenomena in d=2 space–time dimensions enjoy… Expand

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