Monster symmetry and extremal CFTs Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We test some recent conjectures about extremal selfdual CFTs, which are the candidate holographic duals of pure gravity in $AdS_3$. We prove that no $c=48$ extremal selfdual CFT or SCFT may possess Monster symmetry. Furthermore, we disprove a recent argument against the existence of extremal selfdual CFTs of large central charge.

publication date

  • November 2012