Agustín Silva: On harvesting physical predictions from asymptotically safe quantum field theories

Asymptotic safety is a powerful mechanism for obtaining a consistent and predictive quantum field theory beyond the realm of perturbation theory. It hinges on an interacting fixed point of the Wilsonian renormalization group flow which controls the microscopic dynamics. Connecting the fixed point to observations requires constructing the set of effective actions compatible with this microscopic dynamics. Technically, this information is stored in the UV-critical surface of the fixed point. In this work, we describe a novel approach for extracting this information based on analytical and pseudo-spectral methods. Our construction constitutes an important step towards setting up a well-founded swampland program within the gravitational asymptotic safety program. We illustrate its application at the level of the two-dimensional Ising model, but it easily generalizes to any asymptotically safe quantum field theory.

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