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Higher-rank supersymmetric models and topological conformal field theory. (English) Zbl 1245.81243
Summary: In the first part of this paper we investigate the operator aspect of a higher-rank supersymmetric model which is introduced as a Lie theoretic extension of the N=2 minimal model with the simplest case su(2) corresponding to the N=2 minimal model. In particular we identify the analogs of chirality conditions and chiral ring. In the second part we construct a class of topological conformal field theories starting with this higher-rank supersymmetric model. We show the BRST-exactness of the twisted stress-energy tensor, find out physical observables and discuss how to make their correlation functions. It is emphasized that in the case of su(2) the topological field theory constructed in this paper is distinct from the one obtained by twisting the N=2 minimal model through the usual procedure.
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81T40Two-dimensional field theories, conformal field theories, etc.