Differential operators for elliptic genera

Matthias R. Gaberdiel, Christoph A. Keller

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Using the generalization of Zhu's recursion relations to N = 2 superconformal field theories, we construct modular covariant differential operators for weak Jacobi forms. We show that differential operators of this type characterize the elliptic genera of N = 2 superconformal minimal models, and sketch how they can be used to constrain extremal N = 2 superconformal field theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-618
Number of pages26
JournalCommunications in Number Theory and Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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