MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH, Zurich)
Title: Extremal (super-)conformal field theories
Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2009, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Related File: 114.pdf
Abstract: The dual conformal field theory of pure or chiral gravity on AdS3 is believed to be an extremal conformal field theory. I explain constraints on such extremal conformal field theories that arise from the study of their modular differential equation. I also analyse the N=2 superconformal analogue of such theories and show that the modular constraints are sharper in this case.