Seminar: Vertex operator algebras and related topics
We meet on Mondays at 2pm in KAP 245.
 September 17. Basic representation theory: sl(2)
 September 24. Basic representation theory: sl(n) and other KacMoody Lie algebras
 October 1. Quantum affine algebras
 October 15. Quantum Heisenberg algebras
 October 22. Quantum affine algebras revisited (the simplified loop presentation)
 October 29. Fock spaces and the basic representation
 November 12. The FrenkelKacSegal construction
 December 3. Vertex operator algebras (definitions and examples)

I will try to keep some ongoing notes for the seminar.
Here is a list of other possible references we could use.
 Twodimensional conformal field theory and vertex operator algebras, by YZ. Huang.
 Vertex operator algebras and the monster (volume 134), by I. Frenkel, J. Lepowsky and A. Meurman.
 Vertex algebras and algebraic curves, by E. Frenkel and D. BenZvi.

