10.03.2008 (Monday)

Conformal field theory and Frobenius algebras

String Theory & Geometry Seminar Ingo Runkel (KCL)

13:30 IC
room Seminar Room of the IMS

Two-dimensional conformal field theory can be defined through its correlation functions. These must satisfy certain consistency conditions which arise from the cutting of world sheets along circles or intervals. Generalising what one finds for 2d topological field theories, a solution to these constraints can be obtained from a symmetric special Frobenius algebra in the appropriate braided monoidal category.