Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 49–54 | Cite as

The Virasoro algebra

  • Irving Kaplansky


Three theroems are proved. With suitable hypotheses in each case, characterizations are found for the Virasoro algebra, for some of its representations, and for the Ramond-Neveu-Schwarz superalgebra built around the Virasoro algebra.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Kaplansky
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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