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On regularised quantum dimensions of the singlet vertex operator algebra and false theta functions

Creutzig, Thomas, Milas, Antun and Wood, Simon 2017. On regularised quantum dimensions of the singlet vertex operator algebra and false theta functions. International Mathematics Research Notices 2017 (5) , pp. 1390-1432. 10.1093/imrn/rnw037

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Abstract

We study a family of non-C2-cofinite vertex operator algebras, called the singlet vertex operator algebras, and connect several important concepts in the theory of vertex operator algebras, quantum modular forms, and modular tensor categories. More precisely, starting from explicit formulae for characters of modules over the singlet vertex operator algebra, which can be expressed in terms of false theta functions and their derivatives, we first deform these characters by using a complex parameter ϵϵ. We then apply modular transformation properties of regularisedpartial theta functions to study asymptotic behaviour of regularised characters of irreducible modules and compute their regularised quantum dimensions. We also give a purely geometric description of the regularisation parameter as a uniformisation parameter of the fusion variety coming from atypical blocks. It turns out that the quantum dimensions behave very differently depending on the sign of the real part of ϵϵ. The map from the space of characters equipped with the Verlinde product to the space of regularised quantum dimensions turns out to be a genuine ring isomorphism for positive real part of ϵϵ, while for sufficiently negative real part of ϵϵ its surjective image gives the fusion ring of a rational vertex operator algebra. The category of modules of this rational vertex operator algebra should be viewed as obtained through the process of a semi-simplification procedure widely used in the theory of quantum groups. Interestingly, the modular tensor category structure constants of this vertex operator algebra can be also detected from vector-valued quantum modular forms formed by distinguished atypical characters.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1073-7928
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 December 2016
Date of Acceptance: 23 February 2016
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 12:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/96668

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