This work is motivated by and develops connections between several branches of mathematics and physics-the theories of Lie algebras, finite groups and modular functions in mathematics, and string theory in physics. The first part of the book presents a new mathematical theory of vertex operator algebras, the algebraic counterpart of two-dimensional holomorphic conformal quantum field theory. The remaining part constructs the Monster finite simple group as the automorphism group of a very special vertex operator algebra, called the "moonshine module" because of its relevance to "monstrous moonshine"
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Book Description Academic Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 562 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.27 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0123994543
Book Description Academic Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0123994543