16.05.2018 (Wednesday)

Exotic Rational CFT and the Modular Bootstrap

Regular Seminar Sunil Mukhi (IISER Pune)

13:15 KCL
room K4.31

I will summarise old and recent developments on the classification and solution of Rational Conformal Field Theories in 2 dimensions using the method of Modular Differential Equations. Novel and exotic theories are found with small numbers of characters and simple fusion rules, one of these being the Baby Monster CFT. Correlation functions for many of these theories can be computed using crossing-symmetric differential equations.