Reading lists for topics on the interface between quantum information theory and condensed matter
(created for/by participants at the ASPEN workshop Quantum information in quantum gravity and condensed matter, 2011
Readings in 2d CFT
There was some interest indicated in review articles in (2-dimensional) conformal field theory.
As far as I know, Paul Ginsparg's Les Houches lectures remain one of the best:
John Cardy's Les Houches lectures (from the same school) are also excellent. These are from the standpoint of Euclidean QFT.
For books, I recommend Cardy's "Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics" (again, the emphasis is on 2d equilibrium stat mech rather than 1+1 *quantum* field theory); and also De Francesco et al's "Conformal Field Theory", though it is a big book and though very clearly written perhaps better for a second pass or detailed reference.