Presented by: 
Simon Wood, ANU
Tue 10 Nov, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 67, Room 442

From infinite dimensional Lie (super)algebras such as the Virasoro
algebra or affine Lie (super)algebras one can construct universal
vertex operator algebras. These vertex operator algebras are simple at
generic central charges or levels and only contain proper ideals at so
called admissible levels. The simple quotient vertex operator algebras
at these admissible levels are called minimal model algebras. In this
talk I will present free field realisations of the universal vertex
operator algebras and show how they allow one to elegantly classify
the simple modules over the simple quotient vertex operator algebras
by using a deep connection to symmetric polynomials.