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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.


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:Restricted to Caltech community only
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:31 Jul 2017 19:27

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