Loop realizations of quantum affine algebras

Sabin Cautis*, Anthony Licata

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    We give a simplified description of quantum affine algebras in their loop presentation. This description is related to Drinfeld's new realization via halves of vertex operators. We also define an idempotent version of the quantum affine algebra which is suitable for categorification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number123505
    JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012


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