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Applications of current algebra in conformal field theory


Raiten, Eric J. (1991) Applications of current algebra in conformal field theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/1tw7-4v34.


In this work, two topics concerning the interplay between current algebra and conformal symmetry in two dimensions are discussed. The construction of a conformal algebra from a current algebra, the Virasoro Master Equation, is presented with analytic and perturbative solutions. Second, N = 2 superconformal models based on supersymmetric current algebras with c > 3 are coupled to two dimensional topological gravity.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
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.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:14 May 1991
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04112011-105355285
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ID Code:6286
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Apr 2011 16:31
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:11

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