Algebraic Coset Conformal Field Theories II

  • Feng Xu

    University of California, Riverside, USA


Some mathematical questions relating to coset conformal field theories (CFT) are considered in the framework of algebraic quantum field theory as developed previously by us. We consider the issue of fix point resolution in the diagonal cosets of type A. We show how to decompose certain reducible representations into irreducibles, and prove that the coset CFT gives rise to a unitary modular category and therefore may be used to construct 3-manifold invariants. We prove that if the coset inclusion satisfies certain conditions which can be checked in examples, the Kac–Wakimoto Hypothesis (KWH) is equivalent to the Kac–Wakimoto Conjecture (KWC), a result which seems to be hard to prove by purely representation considerations. Examples are also presented.

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Feng Xu, Algebraic Coset Conformal Field Theories II. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 35 (1999), no. 5, pp. 795–824

DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195143424