Orbifolds in Mathematics and Physics: Proceedings of a Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, May 4-8, 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

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American Mathematical Soc., 2002 - Mathematics - 358 pages
This volume publishes papers originally presented at a conference on the Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It contains a great deal of information not fully covered in the published literature and showcases the state of the art in orbital string theory. The subject of orbifolds has a long prehistory, going back to the work of Thurston and Haefliger, with roots in the theory of manifolds, group actions, and foliations. The explosion of activity on the topic has been powered by applications of orbifolds to moduli problems and quantum field theory. The present volume presents an interdisciplinary look at orbifold problems. Topics such as stacks, vertex operator algebras, branes, groupoids, K-theory and quantum cohomology are discussed. The book reflects the thinking of distinguished investigators working in the areas of mathematical physics, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry and representation theory.
 

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Contents

Algebraic orbifold quantum products
1
Orbifold GromovWitten theory
25
On orbifold elliptic genus
87
Calculations and a mirror theorem
107
Orbifold quantum cohomology of the classifying space of a finite group
123
Orbifold Frobenius algebras cobordisms and monodromies
135
Loop groupoids gerbes and twisted sectors on orbifolds
163
Framed knots at large N
185
An introduction
205
Orbifold cohomology group of toric varieties
223
A dictionary
233
Stringy orbifolds
259
Discrete torsion quotient stacks and string orbifolds
301
A link between conformal field theory and geometry
333
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