The mathematical theory of VOAs originated from the famous monstrous moonshine conjectures of J.H. Conway and S.P. Norton, which predicted a deep relationship between the characters of the largest simple finite sporadic group, the Monster and the theory of modular forms inspired by the observations of J. MacKay and J. Thompson.
The contributions are based on lectures delivered at the 2011 conference on Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, organized by the editors as part of a special program offered at Heidelberg University that summer under the sponsorship of the Mathematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH).
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Series:||Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences , #8|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents
1. A. Milas: Characters of Modules of Irrational Vertex Algebras.- 2. G. Mason: Lattice subalgebras of strongly regular vertex operator algebras.- 3. C. Dong and C. Jiang: A Characterization of the vertex operator algebra V.- 4. H. Yamauchi: Extended Griess algebras and Matsuo-Norton trace formulae.- 5. M.R. Gaberdiel and R. Volpato: Mathieu Moonshine and Orbifold K3s.- 6. M.C.N. Cheng and J.F.R. Duncan: Rademacher Sums and Rademacher Series.- 7. G. Mason and M.P. Tuite: Free Bosonic Vertex Operator Algebras on Genus Two Riemann Surfaces II.- 8. A. Zuevsky: Twisted correlation functions on self-sewn Riemann surfaces via generalized vertex algebra of intertwiners.- 9. T. Gannon: The theory of vector-valued modular forms for the modular group.- 10. A.I. Molev and E.E. Mukhin: Yangian characters and classical W-algebras.- 11. Appendix: G. Mason: Vertex Operator Algebras, Modular Forms and Moonshine.