PG minicourse: Vertex algebras
This is the website for the PG minicourse on Vertex algebras
taught by Nils Scheithauer in the first
semester of 20067. The course will cover the following
topics at an introductory level:
 Definition and properties of vertex algebras
 WZW models
 Lattice vertex algebras
 BRSTcohomology and Lie algebras
Schedule
The course consist of three lectures at the following times
and places:

Thursday, 30 November 2006
11:15am12:45pm, JCMB 5326
Introduction: definition and properties.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006
11am13pm, JCMB 6301
Affine Lie algebras and the WZW model

Thursday, 7 December 2006
10amnoon, JCMB 6301
Lattice vertex algebras; BRST cohomology;
the bosonic string on a lorentzian torus
References

Vertex algebras for beginners
Victor Kac

Vertex algebras and algebraic curves
Edward Frenkel and David BenZvi

Gregory Moore
j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Last modified: 11 Dec 2006 at 20:26 GMT