# Questions tagged [affine-lie-algebra]

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### WZW model - affine Kac-Moody current algebra from Quantum Group exchange algebra

In `Hidden Quantum Groups Inside Kac-Moody Algebra', by Alekseev, Faddeev, and Semenov-Tian-Shansky, a relationship between quantum groups and affine Kac-Moody algebras is shown for the WZW model. ...
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### Branching rules for coset construction: $\widehat{su}(4)_2 \rightarrow \frac{\widehat{su}(4)_2}{\widehat{su}(2)_4} \oplus \widehat{su}(2)_4$

I am trying to find the branching rules for the coset construction: $\widehat{su}(4)_2 \rightarrow \frac{\widehat{su}(4)_2}{\widehat{su}(2)_4} \oplus \widehat{su}(2)_4$, where the subscript indicates ...
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### OPE Kac-Moody Currents

We have the following operators: \begin{align} J^a(z) = \frac{1}{2}\psi_s^{\dagger}(z)\sigma^a_{s s'}\psi_{s'}(z), \hspace{10 mm} \bar{J}^a(z) = \frac{1}{2}\psi_s^{\dagger}(\bar{z})\sigma^a_{s s'}\...
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### Kac-Moody algebra from WZW model via Poisson brackets

In 'Non-abelian Bosonization in Two Dimensions', Witten shows that the Poisson brackets of the currents that generate the $G\times G$ symmetry of the WZW model give rise to a Kac-Moody algebra upon ...
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### Free field (Wakimoto) representation in 2d CFT

This question is more a request for explanations. I'm reading now the Di Francesco book in attempt to understand how the free field representations of 2d CFTs are constructed. The first steps in ...
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### What are the quantum dimensions of the primary fields for $SU(N)$ level-$k$ Kac-Moody current algebras?

The CFT of the $\mathrm{SU}(N)$ level $k$ Kac-Moody current algebra has many Kac-Moody primary fields. I wonder if any one has calculated the quantum dimensions of those Kac-Moody primary fields. I ...
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### Emergence of $SU(2)\times SU(2)$ at the self-dual point in bosonic string theory

I want to understand the derivation of the equations 8.3.11 in Polchinski Vol 1. I can understand that at the self-dual point the Kaluza-Klein momentum index $n$, the winding number $w$, and the ...
Intuitively I feel that if you compactified open bosonic strings on a product of $n$ circles such that each radius is fine-tuned to the self-dual point then the CFT of these $n$ world-sheet fields ...