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Vertex Operator Algebras from Calabi-Yau Geometries

Presented by: 
Katrin Wendland Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Date: 
Friday 31st March 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Vertex operator algebras occur naturally as mathematically well tractable ingredients to conformal field theories (CFTs), capturing in general only a small part of the structure of the latter. The talk will highlight a few examples for which this procedure yields a natural route from Calabi-Yau geometries to vertex operator algebras. Moreover, we will discuss a new technique, developed in joint work with Anne Taormina, which transforms certain CFTs into vertex operator algebras and their admissible modules, thus capturing a major part of the structure of the CFT in terms of a vertex operator algebra.
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