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G/H conformal field theory


Douglas, Michael R. (1988) G/H conformal field theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


We show that for every affine Lie algebra G and subalgebra H there exists an exactly solvable two-dimensional conformal field theory, and give a procedure for explicitly determining its correlation functions and partition function given those for the Wess-Zumino-Witten models with symmetry algebras G and H.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Schwarz, John H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:18 May 1988
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-08202008-083708
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ID Code:3179
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Deposited On:20 Aug 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:57

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