Determinant Formula for Parabolic Verma Modules of Lie Superalgebras

Research paper by Yoshiki Oshima, Masahito Yamazaki

Indexed on: 22 Mar '16Published on: 22 Mar '16Published in: Mathematics - Representation Theory


We prove a determinant formula for a parabolic Verma module of a Lie superalgebra, previously conjectured by the second author. Our determinant formula generalizes the previous results of Jantzen for a parabolic Verma module of a (non-super) Lie algebra, and of Kac concerning a (non-parabolic) Verma module for a Lie superalgebra. The resulting formula is expected to have a variety of applications in the study of higher-dimensional supersymmetric conformal field theories. We also discuss irreducibility criteria for the Verma module.