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Topics in conformal field theory


Kiritsis, Elias B. (1988) Topics in conformal field theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


In this work two major topics in Conformal Field Theory are discussed. First a detailed investigation of N =2 Superconformal theories is presented. The structure of the representations of the N =2 superconformal algebras is investigated and the character formulae are calculated. The general structure of N =2 superconformal theories is elucidated and the operator algebra of the minimal models is derived. The first minimal system is discussed in more detail. Second, applications of the conformal techniques are studied in the Ashkin-Teller model. The c = 1 as well as the c = 1/2 critical lines are discussed in detail.

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):
  • Preskill, John P.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:19 May 1988
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:03112013-144150219
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ID Code:7508
Deposited By: Dan Anguka
Deposited On:11 Mar 2013 21:57
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