Departmental Seminar

Exact conformal blocks for the W-algebras, twist fields and isomonodromic deformations

Professor Marshakov
Faculty of Mathematics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Following Alexei Zamolodchikov, we consider the conformal blocks in the theories with extended conformal W-symmetry for the integer Virasoro central charges. We show that these blocks for the generalized twist fields on sphere can be computed exactly in terms of the free field theory on the covering Riemann surface, even for a non-abelian monodromy group.  The result is elegantly formulated using the technique from gauge theory/CFT correspondence.

Date & time

Tue 1 Dec 2015, 11am–12pm


Theoretical Physics seminar room, Le Couteur (Bldg #59), L.3.17


Staff, students and public welcome