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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Anne Taormina

Taormina, A. (2009). Liouville Theory and Elliptic Genera. Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement 177(Supplement 1): 203-217.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The structure and modular properties of N = 4 superconformal characters are reviewed and exploited, in an attempt to construct elliptic genera-like functions by decompactifying K3. The construction is tested against expressions obtained in the context of strings propagating in background ALE spaces of type AN-1, using the underlying superconformal theory N = 2 minimal ⊗ N = 2 Liouville.