Moonshine Beyond the Monster
The Bridge Connecting Algebra, Modular Forms and Physics
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Moonshine Beyond the Monster by Terry Gannon
Book DescriptionThis book was originally published in 2006. Moonshine forms a way of explaining the mysterious connection between the monster finite group and modular functions from classical number theory. The theory has evolved to describe the relationship between finite groups, modular forms and vertex operator algebras. Moonshine Beyond the Monster describes the general theory of Moonshine and its underlying concepts, emphasising the interconnections between mathematics and mathematical physics. Written in a clear and pedagogical style, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers working in areas such as conformal field theory, string theory, algebra, number theory, geometry and functional analysis. Containing over a hundred exercises, it is also a suitable textbook for graduate courses on Moonshine and as supplementary reading for courses on conformal field theory and string theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521835312
(247mm x 174mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terry Gannon
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A monograph on Moonshine, a mathematical physics topic, for graduate students and researchers.
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Author Biography - Terry Gannon
Terry Gannon is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He is currently also Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, EPSRC.
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