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Journal of physics : conference series 103 (2008) 012006
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From conformal embeddings to quantum symmetries: an exceptional SU(4) example
Robert Coquereaux1, Gil Schieber1, 2

We briefly discuss several algebraic tools that are used to describe the quantum symmetries of Boundary Conformal Field Theories on a torus. The starting point is a fusion category, together with an action on another category described by a quantum graph. For known examples, the corresponding modular invariant partition function, which is sometimes associated with a conformal embedding, provides enough information to recover the whole structure. We illustrate these notions with the example of the conformal embedding of SU(4) at level 4 into Spin(15) at level 1, leading to the exceptional quantum graph E4(SU(4)).
1:  FRUMAM - Fédération de Recherche des Unités de MAthématiques de Marseille
2:  CBPF - Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
quantum groupoids – quantum symmetries – modular invariance – conformal field theories.