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Introduction

  • James Lepowsky
  • Haisheng Li
Chapter
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 227)

Abstract

Vertex operator algebra theory has deep roots and, deep applications in mathematics and, physics. Both string theory in physics and, “monstrous moonshine” in mathematics played crucial roles in the development of the theory, as we shall sketch briefly.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lepowsky
    • 1
  • Haisheng Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

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