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Integrable Quantum Field Theories : NATO A S I SERIES SERIES B, PHYSICS - L. Bonora

Integrable Quantum Field Theories


By: L. Bonora (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1993
ISBN: 9780306445347
Number Of Pages: 333

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This volume contains the invited contributions to the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Integrable Quantum Field Theories held at the Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, September 14-18, 1992. About 70 researchers from all over world gathered at this in- terdisciplinary workshop, which turned out to be timely and very stimulating. We are grateful to the institutions that made it possible: the NATO Scientific Affairs Divi- sion, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati for financial support, and the Centro A.Volta for hospitality. In the past decades integrability was mostly explored in the framework of mathe- matical physics. However, in the last few years it has become a prominent subject in many domains of theoretical physics: two dimensional statistical mechanical models, two-dimensional conformal field theories and their perturbations, matrix models of two-dimensional gravity. This trend has been confirmed by the workshop: progress has been reported in all of the above topics both from physicists and mathematicians. One can recognize three broad groups of subjects: 1) 2D lattice models and off-critical solvable models, 2) Kac-Moody algebras and their role in integrable theories, 3) matrix models of string theory and their relation with topological and integrable field theories.

Quantum Affine Symmetry and Correlation Functions of the XXZ Modep. 1
A Three-Dimensional Solvable Modelp. 15
Elliptic Parametrization of the Three-State Chiral Potts Modep. 27
An Introduction to Yangian Symmetriesp. 39
On the Quantum-Group Restriction of the Massive Thirring (Sine-Gordon) Modelp. 53
The Operator Algebra of the Discrete State Operators in 2D Gravity with Non-vanishing Cosmological Constantp. 69
Hidden Geometrical Structures in Integrable Modelsp. 83
Picard-Fuchs Equations and Low Energy Couplings in Superstring Theoriesp. 99
On the Structure of Rational Field Theoryp. 119
Non-Perturbative Computability vs. Integrability in Susy QFT'sp. 123
Quantum Integrability and Exact S-Matrices for Affine Toda Theoriesp. 141
Two-Dimensional Black Hole and the c = 1 Liouville Theoryp. 157
Affine Toda Solitonsp. 169
Correlation Functions in 2-Dimensional Integrable Quantum Field Theoriesp. 173
Reaction-Diffusion Processes and Quantum Chainsp. 187
Off-Critical [actual symbol not reproducible] and Virasoro Algebras as Dynamical Symmetries of the Integrable Modelsp. 217
The W-Geometry and Quantum-Group Structure of (Generalized) Two-Dimensional Gravitiesp. 235
The Partition Function of 2D String Theoryp. 257
Topological Conformal Field Theory from the Point of View of Integrable Systemsp. 283
New Modular Representations and Fusion Algebras from Quantized SL(2,R) Chern-Simons Theoriesp. 303
Some New/Old Approaches to QCDp. 317
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780306445347
ISBN-10: 0306445344
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 31st August 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.82