Quantum Groups, Braiding Matrices and Coset Models
We discuss a few results on quantum groups in the context of rational conformal field theory with underlying affine Lie algebras. A vertex-height correspondence — a well-known procedure in solvable lattice models — is introduced in the WZW theory. This leads to a new definition of chiral vertex operator in which the zero mode is given by the q-Clebsch Gordan coefficients. Braiding matrices of coset models are found to factorize into those of the WZW theories. We briefly discuss the construction of the generators of the universal enveloping algebra in Toda field theories.
KeywordsQuantum Group Conformal Block Braid Group Primary Field Coset Model
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