Conformal Field Theories: From Old to New

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In a short review of recent work, we discuss the general problem of constructing the actions of new conformal field theories from old conformal field theories. Such a construction follows when the old conformal field theory admits new conformal stress tensors in its chiral algebra, and it turns out that the new conformal field theory is generically a new spin-two gauge theory. As an example we discuss the new spin-two gauged sigma models which arise in this fashion from the general conformal non-linear sigma model.

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Halpern, M.B. & Schwartz, C. February 11, 1998.

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In a short review of recent work, we discuss the general problem of constructing the actions of new conformal field theories from old conformal field theories. Such a construction follows when the old conformal field theory admits new conformal stress tensors in its chiral algebra, and it turns out that the new conformal field theory is generically a new spin-two gauge theory. As an example we discuss the new spin-two gauged sigma models which arise in this fashion from the general conformal non-linear sigma model.

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  • Journal Name: Theoretical and Methematical Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 1998

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  • Report No.: LBNL--41142
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Grant Number: NSF:PHY-95-14797
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 924823
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc902219

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Halpern, M.B. & Schwartz, C. Conformal Field Theories: From Old to New, article, February 11, 1998; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc902219/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.