Let's say that you are doing some Monte-Carlo simulations of a statistical system on a lattice and you observe scale invariance, meaning that you are at a conformal point. Can you get a numerical appreciation of the central charge?
I know how the central charge is related on the free energy (on a cylinder for example) or to the stress-energy tensor but these are not direct observable in a Monte-Carlo.
Is there a systematic method for that? Has it already been done?
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