Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 336, Issue 2, pp 1053–1084 | Cite as

Classical \({\mathcal{W}}\)-Algebras in Types A, B, C, D and G

  • A. I. MolevEmail author
  • E. Ragoucy


We produce explicit generators of the classical \({\mathcal{W}}\)-algebras associated with the principal nilpotents in the simple Lie algebras of all classical types and in the exceptional Lie algebra of type G 2. The generators are given by determinant formulas in the context of the Poisson vertex algebras. We also show that the images of the \({\mathcal{W}}\)-algebra generators under the Chevalley-type isomorphism coincide with the elements defined via the corresponding Miura transformations.


Cartan Subalgebra Differential Algebra Injective Homomorphism Screening Operator Involutive Automorphism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique LAPThCNRS and Université de SavoieAnnecy-le-Vieux CedexFrance

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