# nLab W algebra

## Idea

A W algebra is a higher spin extension of the Virasoro algebra.

## References

Relation to Jordan algebra is discussed in

• L. J. Romans, Realisations of classical and quantum $W_3$ symmetry, Nuclear Physics B Volume 352, Issue 3, 1 April 1991, Pages 829-848 (doi)

Relation to L-infinity algebras is discussed in

• Ralph Blumenhagen, Michael Fuchs, Matthias Traube, $\mathcal{W}$-Algebras are $L_\infty$-algebras (arXiv:1705.00736)
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