Moonshine beyond the Monster: The Bridge Connecting Algebra, Modular Forms and Physics

Moonshine beyond the Monster: The Bridge Connecting Algebra, Modular Forms and Physics

by Terry Gannon
     
 

A monograph on Moonshine, a mathematical physics topic, for graduate students and researchers.See more details below

Overview

A monograph on Moonshine, a mathematical physics topic, for graduate students and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521141888
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: glimpses of the theory beneath Monstrous moonshine; 1. Classical algebra; 2. Modular stuff; 3. Gold and brass: affine algebras and generalisations; 4. Conformal field theory: The physics of Moonshine; 5. Vertex operator algebras; 6. Modular group representations throughout the realm; 7. Monstrous Moonshine; Epilogue; Notation; References; Index.

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