Details of the non-unitarity proof for highest weight representations of the Virasoro algebra

Daniel Friedan, Zongan Qiu, Stephen Shenker

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Abstract

We give an exposition of the details of the proof that all highest weight representations of the Virasoro algebra for c<1 which are not in the discrete series are non-unitary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-542
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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