Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics

CFT, Heidelberg, September 19-23, 2011

  • Winfried Kohnen
  • Rainer Weissauer
Part of the Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences book series (CMCS, volume 8)

Table of contents

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book, part of the series Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, reviews recent developments in the theory of vertex operator algebras (VOAs) and their applications to mathematics and physics.

 

The mathematical theory of VOAs originated from the famous monstrous moonshine conjectures of J.H. Conway and S.P. Norton, which predicted a deep relationship between the characters of the largest simple finite sporadic group, the Monster, and the theory of modular forms inspired by the observations of J. MacKay and J. Thompson.

 

The contributions are based on lectures delivered at the 2011 conference on Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, organized by the editors as part of a special program offered at Heidelberg University that summer under the sponsorship of the MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH).

Keywords

automorphic forms conformal field theory string theory vertex operator algebras

Editors and affiliations

  • Winfried Kohnen
    • 1
  • Rainer Weissauer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Heidelberg, Department of MathematicsHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.University of Heidelberg, Department of MathematicsHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43831-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-43830-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-43831-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-303X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-3048
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