17 research outputs found

### New Conformal Models with $c<2/5$

The zoo of two-dimensional conformal models has been supplemented by a series
of nonunitary conformal models obtained by cosetting minimal models. Some of
them coincide with minimal models, some do not have even Kac spectrum of
conformal dimensions.Comment: LANDAU-93-TMP-6, 7 pages, plain TEX, misprints correcte

### Superconformal 2D Minimal Models and an Unusual Coset Construction

We consider a coset construction of minimal models. We define it rigorously
and prove that it gives superconformal minimal models. This construction allows
to build all primary fields of superconformal models and to calculate their
three-point correlation functions.Comment: 9 pages, LANDAU-92-TMP-

### The Pivotal Role of Causality in Local Quantum Physics

In this article an attempt is made to present very recent conceptual and
computational developments in QFT as new manifestations of old and well
establihed physical principles. The vehicle for converting the
quantum-algebraic aspects of local quantum physics into more classical
geometric structures is the modular theory of Tomita. As the above named
laureate to whom I have dedicated has shown together with his collaborator for
the first time in sufficient generality, its use in physics goes through
Einstein causality. This line of research recently gained momentum when it was
realized that it is not only of structural and conceptual innovative power (see
section 4), but also promises to be a new computational road into
nonperturbative QFT (section 5) which, picturesquely speaking, enters the
subject on the extreme opposite (noncommutative) side.Comment: This is a updated version which has been submitted to Journal of
Physics A, tcilatex 62 pages. Adress: Institut fuer Theoretische Physik
FU-Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin presently CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud
150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro, Brazi

### New Concepts in Particle Physics from Solution of an Old Problem

Recent ideas on modular localization in local quantum physics are used to
clarify the relation between on- and off-shell quantities in particle physics;
in particular the relation between on-shell crossing symmetry and off-shell
Einstein causality. Among the collateral results of this new nonperturbative
approach are profound relations between crossing symmetry of particle physics
and Hawking-Unruh like thermal aspects (KMS property, entropy attached to
horizons) of quantum matter behind causal horizons, aspects which hitherto were
exclusively related with Killing horizons in curved spacetime rather than with
localization aspects in Minkowski space particle physics. The scope of this
modular framework is amazingly wide and ranges from providing a conceptual
basis for the d=1+1 bootstrap-formfactor program for factorizable d=1+1 models
to a decomposition theory of QFT's in terms of a finite collection of unitarily
equivalent chiral conformal theories placed a specified relative position
within a common Hilbert space (in d=1+1 a holographic relation and in higher
dimensions more like a scanning). The new framework gives a spacetime
interpretation to the Zamolodchikov-Faddeev algebra and explains its thermal
aspects.Comment: In this form it will appear in JPA Math Gen, 47 pages tcilate