## Conformal embeddings of affine vertex algebras in minimal W -algebras I: Structural results

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Adamovic, Drazen; Kac, Victor; Frajria, Pierluigi Moseneder; Papi, Paolo; Perse, Ozren
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We find all values of k∈C, for which the embedding of the maximal affine vertex algebra in a simple minimal W-algebra Wk(g,θ) is conformal, where g is a basic simple Lie superalgebra and −θ its minimal root. In particular, it turns out that if Wk(g,θ) does not collapse to its affine part, then the possible values of these k are either −[Formula presented], where h∨ is the dual Coxeter number of g for the normalization (θ,θ)=2. As an application of our results, we present a realization of simple affine vertex algebra V−[Formula presented](sl(n+1)) inside the tensor product of the vertex algebra W[Formula presented](sl(2|n),θ) (also called the Bershadsky–Knizhnik algebra) with a lattice vertex algebra.

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2018-04##### Department

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics##### Journal

Journal of Algebra

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Elsevier BV

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Adamović, Dražen et al. "Conformal embeddings of affine vertex algebras in minimal W-algebras I: Structural results." Journal of Algebra 500, 15 (April 2018): 117-152 © 2016 Elsevier Inc.

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0021-8693