School Seminars and Colloquia

Logarithmic Minimal Models

Statistical Mechanics/Combinatorics Seminar

by Paul Pearce (Work with Jorgen Rasmussen and Jean-Bernard Zuber)


Institution: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
Date: Thu 3rd August 2006
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Room G05, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: The planar Temperley-Lieb algebra and link states are used to build Yang-Baxter integrable lattice models called logarithmic minimal models LM(p,p').
The continuum scaling limit of these models is described by logarithmic conformal
field theories with central charges c=1-6(p-p')^2/(pp') where p,p'=1,2,... are coprime.
The first few members of the principal series LM(m,m+1) are critical dense polymers (m=1, c=-2),critical percolation (m=2, c=0) and the logarithmic Ising model (m=3, c=1/2).
For the principal series on the strip, we find an infinite family of integrable and conformal boundary conditions organized in an extended Kac table with conformal weights
Delta_{r,s}=(((m+1)r-ms)^2-1)/(4m(m+1)), r=1,2,...,m; s=1,2,.... The associated conformal partition functions are given in terms of the Virasoro characters of
quasi-rational(highest-weight) representations. We show in particular examples how
fusing quasi-rational representations leads to indecomposable representations.

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