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Coulomb-Gas Construction on Higher-Genus Riemann Surfaces

  • Jonathan Bagger
  • Mark Goulian
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 245)

Abstract

The Coulomb-gas construction provides a powerful tool for computing correlation functions in the minimal series of two-dimensional conformai field theories. The basic idea is to replace the irreducible highest-weight representations of the Virasoro algebra with the simpler Fock space of a free scalar field. It has been known for some time [1] that on such Fock spaces one can construct representations of the Virasoro algebra with arbitrary central charge.

Keywords

Scalar Field Vertex Operator Conformal Block Curvature Term Dehn Twist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Bagger
    • 1
  • Mark Goulian
    • 1
  1. 1.Lyman Laboratory of PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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