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Unitary braid group representations

Authors
  • Constantinescu, F.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1063/1.531357
OAI: oai:inspirehep.net:409099
Source
INSPIRE-HEP
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Abstract

A large class of braid group representations are proven unitary which means a Hermitian bilinear form left invariant by the representation under consideration exists. This generalizes and improves known results on the Burau and Gassner representations. The elementary methods are naturally suggested by the study of monodromy invariant Hermitian forms. Applications to conformal quantum field theory in two dimensions are mentioned.

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