Preface. 1: Wightman axioms and vertex algebras. 1.1: Wightman axioms of a QFT. 1.2: d = 2 QFT and chiral algebras. 1.3: Definition of a vertex algebra. 1.4: Holomorphic vertex algebras. 2: Calculus… Expand

Introduction Notational conventions 1. Basic definitions 2. The invariant bilinear form and the generalized casimir operator 3. Integrable representations of Kac-Moody algebras and the weyl group 4.… Expand

This book is a collection of a series of lectures given by Prof. V Kac at Tata Institute, India in Dec '85 and Jan '86. These lectures focus on the idea of a highest weight representation, which goes… Expand