**Astérisque**

Volume: 353;
2013;
136 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 60; 81;
Secondary 30

**Print ISBN: 978-2-85629-369-0
Product Code: AST/353**

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# Gaussian Free Field and Conformal Field Theory

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*Nam-Gyu Kang; Nikolai G. Makarov*

A publication of the Société Mathématique de France

In these mostly expository lectures, the authors give an elementary introduction to conformal field theory in the context of probability theory and complex analysis. The authors consider statistical fields and define Ward functionals in terms of their Lie derivatives. Based on this approach, the authors explain some equations of conformal field theory and outline their relation to SLE theory.

A publication of the Société Mathématique de France, Marseilles (SMF), distributed by the AMS in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Orders from other countries should be sent to the SMF. Members of the SMF receive a 30% discount from list.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in conformal field theory and Schramm-Loewner Evolution.