In the concentration period "CFT: Relations to Subfactors and Noncommuative Geometry" from November 1 to December 15, we have lectures of Feng Xu as follows.

Lecturer: Feng Xu (University of California, Riverside)
Title: Operator algebras and CFT
Time: Wednesday and Friday 16:00 - 18:00, four weeks starting from November 4

Abstract: In recent years there have been strong connection between conformal field theory (CFT) in two dimensions and operator algebras, in particular subfactor theory. This course is about some aspects of this connection. Our goal is to provide an introduction to two results: the first is a construction of a series of CFT using operator algebraic techniques, and the second is a result about realization of certain intermediate subfactor lattices from CFT which is conjectured to be unrealized by subgroups of finite groups.

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