TH String Theory Seminar

Elliptic genera and mock modular forms

by Jan Troost (LPTENS, Paris)

Europe/Zurich
4-2-011 - TH common room (CERN)

4-2-011 - TH common room

CERN

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Description
We discuss elliptic genera of supersymmetric two-dimensional conformal field theories with continuous spectra. We argue that they consist of a mock modular term, and a non-holomorphic modular completion. We illustrate the general arguments with a large class of examples, computed using conformal field theory, string theory and localization techniques. Finally, we discuss applications.
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