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The quest for c-functions in three dimensions
C.G. BENEVENTANO; E.M. SANTANGELO; I. CAVERO PELÁEZ; M. ASOREY; D. D'ASCANIO
Workshop; Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum; 2016
Zamolodchikov´s c theorem, which holds in two dimensions, predicts the existence of a so-called c function, which has a well-determined behavior under the flow of the renormalization group. In view of the relevance of this theorem, an intense search for similar results in higher dimensions arose. This talk will concentrate on the search for ``c´´ functions on three-dimensional manifolds and a detailed study of the successes and failures of some of these attempts.