## Geometry and Physics Seminar: Simon Wood

- Date: 10/02/2013
- Time: 15:10

University of Alberta

On the extended W-algebra of type sl_2 at positive rational level

The extended W-algebra of type sl_2 at positive rational level is a vertex operator algebra that is of great interest in logarithmic conformal field theory. In this talk I will give an overview of how it is constructed as a subvertex operator algebra of a lattice vertex operator algebra by means of so called screening operators. I will also explain how the screening operator formalism allows one to prove c_2 cofiniteness, compute relations in Zhu's algebra and classify all simple modules of the extended W-algebra of type sl_2 at positive rational level.

This is a live e-seminar hosted by The University of Alberta and broadcast at UBC in ESB 4127