Vertex Operator Algebras and the Monster (Pure and Applied by Igor Frenkel,James Lepowsky,Arne Meurman

By Igor Frenkel,James Lepowsky,Arne Meurman

This paintings is stimulated through and develops connections among numerous branches of arithmetic and physics--the theories of Lie algebras, finite teams and modular services in arithmetic, and string thought in physics. the 1st a part of the e-book provides a brand new mathematical idea of vertex operator algebras, the algebraic counterpart of two-dimensional holomorphic conformal quantum box idea. the remainder half constructs the Monster finite uncomplicated staff because the automorphism team of a truly detailed vertex operator algebra, known as the "moonshine module" as a result of its relevance to "monstrous moonshine."

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