Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 163–179 | Cite as

The Orbifold Transform and its Applications

  • P. Bantay


We discuss the notion of the orbifold transform, and illustrate it on simple examples. The basic properties of the transform are presented, including transitivity and the exponential formula for symmetric products. The connection with the theory of permutation orbifolds is addressed, and the general results illustrated on the example of torus partition functions.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)



finitely generated groups permutation orbifolds wreath products 


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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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