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  • Kupiainen, Antti; Oikarinen, Joona (2020)
    We construct the stress-energy tensor correlation functions in probabilistic Liouville conformal field theory (LCFT) on the two-dimensional sphere S-2 by studying the variation of the LCFT correlation functions with respect to a smooth Riemannian metric on S-2. In particular we derive conformal Ward identities for these correlation functions. This forms the basis for the construction of a representation of the Virasoro algebra on the canonical Hilbert space of the LCFT. In Kupiainen et al. (Commun Math Phys 371:1005-1069, 2019) the conformal Ward identities were derived for one and two stress-energy tensor insertions using a different definition of the stress-energy tensor and Gaussian integration by parts. By defining the stress-energy correlation functions as functional derivatives of the LCFT correlation functions and using the smoothness of the LCFT correlation functions proven in Oikarinen (Ann Henri Poincare 20(7):2377-2406, 2019) allows us to control an arbitrary number of stress-energy tensor insertions needed for representation theory.