Monodromy representations of the braid group

  title={Monodromy representations of the braid group},
  author={I. T. Todorov and Ludmil K. Hadjiivanov},
  journal={Physics of Atomic Nuclei},
Chiral conformal blocks in a rational conformal field theory are a far-going extension of Gauss hypergeometric functions. The associated monodromy representations of Artin’s braid group Bn capture the essence of the modern view on the subject that originates in ideas of Riemann and Schwarz. Physically, such monodromy representations correspond to a new type of braid group statistics which may manifest itself in two-dimensional critical phenomena, e.g., in some exotic quantum Hall states. The… CONTINUE READING

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