nLab W algebra


A W algebra is a higher spin extension of the Virasoro algebra. It is an extended symmetry algebra in conformal field theory.


An early survey is

Relation to Jordan algebra is discussed in

  • L. J. Romans, Realisations of classical and quantum W 3W_3 symmetry, Nuclear Physics B 352:3 (1991) 829–848 doi

Relation to L-infinity algebras is discussed in

category: physics, algebra

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