Cosets of meromorphic CFTs and modular differential equations

  • Matthias R. Gaberdiel
  • Harsha R. Hampapura
  • Sunil Mukhi
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

Some relations between families of two-character CFTs are explained using a slightly generalised coset construction, and the underlying theories (whose existence was only conjectured based on the modular differential equation) are constructed. The same method also gives rise to interesting new examples of CFTs with three and four characters.

Keywords

Conformal and W Symmetry Field Theories in Lower Dimensions 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias R. Gaberdiel
    • 1
  • Harsha R. Hampapura
    • 2
  • Sunil Mukhi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Science Education and ResearchPuneIndia

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