In this paper, we revisit scalar field theories in d space-time dimensions possessing U(N) global symmetry. Following our recent work , we consider the generating function of correlation functions of all U(N)-invariant, single-trace operators at the free-fixed point. The exact renormalization group equations are cast as Hamilton equations of radial evolution in a model space-time of one higher dimension, in this case AdSd+1. The geometry associated with the renormalization group equations is seen to emerge naturally out of the infinite jet bundle corresponding to the field theory and suggests their interpretation as higher-spin equations of motion. While the higher-spin equations we obtain are remarkably simple, they are nonlocal in an essential way. Nevertheless, solving these bulk equations of motion in terms of a boundary source, we derive the on-shell action and demonstrate that it correctly encodes all of the correlation functions of the field theory, written as "Witten diagrams." Since the model space-time has the isometries of the fixed point, it is possible to construct new higher-spin theories defined in terms of geometric structures over other model space-times. We illustrate this by explicitly constructing the higher-spin renormalization group equations corresponding to the z=2 nonrelativistic free field theory in D spatial dimensions. In this case, the model space-time is the Schrödinger space-time, SchrD+3.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Jan 6 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)