PIRSA:16090051

Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions.

APA

Johnson-Freyd, T. (2016). Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions.. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/16090051

MLA

Johnson-Freyd, Theo. Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions.. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 22, 2016, https://pirsa.org/16090051

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_16090051,
            doi = {10.48660/16090051},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/16090051},
            author = {Johnson-Freyd, Theo},
            keywords = {Mathematical physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions.},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2016},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:16090051 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Theo Johnson-Freyd Dalhousie University

Abstract

I will report on progress understanding the 576-fold periodicity in TMF in terms of conformal field theoretic constructions.  Sporadic finite groups and their cohomology will play a role.