MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Sunil Mukhi (IISER Pune)
Title: Recent Developments in the Study of Rational Conformal Field Theories
Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 13:15 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: I will review recent works in which modular-invariant differential equations have been used to (i) discover new candidate Rational Conformal Field Theories, (ii) propose a generalised coset construction which explains the existence of these theories, (iii)classify a family of theories having no Kac-Moody algebra. In the process, we find interesting relationships with the CFT associated to the Monster and Baby Monster Modules.