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Violation of the Locality condition in CFT2

Ebrahimi-Fard, Kurusch and von Rummell, Nicolai (2001) Violation of the Locality condition in CFT2. [Preprint]

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      Abstract

      We present some recent results concerning the identification of the modular structure of von Neumann algebras with spacetime symmetries within the framework of the algebraic formulation of conformal quantum field theory in 2 dimensions. We discuss the localization properties of a new class of KMS-states invariant under representations of the Moebius group generated by higher modes of the Virasoro algebra and show that the usual formulation of locality within the algebraic approach fails in this setting. This can either be circumvented by modifying the notion of spacelike separation or by starting out with multilocalized von Neumann algebras. We argue that this violation of the locality condition is closely connected to the KMS-states not being faithful on the algebra.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: Locality, Algebraic Quantum Field Theory, Modular Structure
      Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
      Depositing User: Nicolai von Rummell
      Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2001
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
      Item ID: 438
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/438

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