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L'algèbre des symétries quantiques d'Ocneanu et la classification des systèmes conformes à 2D

Abstract : The partition functions of a 2D conformal system - the modular invariant one or the generalized ones, coming from the introduction of defect lines - are expressed in terms of a set of coefficients that have the particularity to form nimreps of certain algebras. These coefficients define the various structure maps of a new class of Hopf Algebras, called Weak Hopf Algebras, and can be encoded in a set of graphs. The aim of chapter 1 is a presentation of the actual knowledge on this subject. In chapter 2 the Weak Hopf Algebra together with its structures is introduced, in particular the Ocneanu algebra of quantum symmetries, that play a key role in the study of 2d conformal systems. We analyze in details these structures for the A3 diagram, associated to the affine su(2) conformal system. In chapter 3, we present a realization of the Ocneanu algebra of quantum symmetries, constructed as a quotient of the tensor square of a graph algebra (ADE graph for the affine (2) model). This realization allows obtaining a very simple algorithm for the determination of the partition functions associated with the conformal model. Our construction can be naturally generalized to the affine su(n) cases, with n > 2, where few results were known. All the cases related of su(2)-type as well as three particular examples of su(3)-type are explicitly treated in chapter 4.
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Gil Schieber. L'algèbre des symétries quantiques d'Ocneanu et la classification des systèmes conformes à 2D. Mathématiques [math]. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2003. Français. ⟨tel-00007545⟩



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