Quantum Matter Seminar
Speakers: Gerald Höhn (Kansas State University) & Sven Möller (University of Hamburg)
Title: Classification of Self-Dual Vertex Operator Superalgebras of Central Charge at Most 24
Abstract: We discuss the classfication of self-dual vertex operator superalgebras (SVOAs) of central charge 24, or in physics parlance the purely chiral 2-dimensional fermionic conformal field theories with just one primary field.
There are exactly 969 such SVOAs under suitable regularity assumptions and the assumption that the shorter moonshine module VB^# is the unique self-dual SVOA of central charge 23.5 whose weight-1/2 and weight-1 spaces vanish.
We construct and classify the self-dual SVOAs by determining the 2-neighbourhood graph of the self-dual (purely bosonic) VOAs of central charge 24 and also by realising them as simple-current extensions of a dual pair containing a certain maximal lattice VOA. We show that all SVOAs besides VB^# x F and potential fake copies thereof stem from elements of the Conway group Co_0, the automorphism group of the Leech lattice.
By splitting off free fermions F, if possible, we obtain the classification for all central charges less than or equal to 24.
Reference: G. Höhn, S. Möller, arXiv:2303.17190.