The well-known fact that classical automorphisms of (compactified) Minkowski spacetime (Poincare or conformal trandsformations) also allow a natural derivation/interpretation in the modular setting (in the operator-algebraic sense of Tomita and Takesaki) of the algebraic formulation of QFT has an interesting nontrivial chiral generalization to the diffeomorphisms of the circle. Combined with recent ideas on algebraic (d-1)-dimensional lightfront holography, these diffeomorphisms turn out to be images of ``fuzzy'' acting groups in the original d-dimensional (massive) QFT. These actions do not require any spacetime noncommutativity and are in complete harmony with causality and localization principles. Their use tightens the relation with kinematic chiral structures on the causal horizon and makes recent attempts to explain the required universal structure of a possible future quantum Bekenstein law in terms of Virasoro algebra structures more palatable.
- Pub Date:
- June 2001
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Mathematical Physics;
- Mathematics - Mathematical Physics
- parts reformulated for gain of clarity, references added, 20 pages