Conformal Field Theory, Tensor Categories and Operator Algebras
by Yasuyuki Kawahigashi
Publisher: arXiv 2015
Number of pages: 66
This is a set of lecture notes on the operator algebraic approach to 2-dimensional conformal field theory. Representation theoretic aspects and connections to vertex operator algebras are emphasized. No knowledge on operator algebras or quantum field theory is assumed.
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