This is a follow-up to an intriguing question last year about tension in string theory. What are the strings in string theory composed of? I am serious. Strings made of matter are complex objects ...
By locality I mean something like the Atiyah-Segal axioms for Riemannian cobordisms (see e.g. http://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/FQFT). I.e. to any (spacelike) hypersurface in the target we associate a ...
Analogous to the background independent open string field theory by Witten. If there isn't, what are the main stumbling blocks preventing its construction?
String field theory (in which string theory undergoes "second quantization") seems to reside in the backwaters of discussions of string theory. What does second quantization mean in the context of a ...
I've been trying to get familiar with string field theory (SFT) and I've stumbled upon the statement that the Ramond-Ramond (RR) sector of Nathan's SFT has not been constructed yet. Why is that?
String theory was originally formulated from a perturbative description (using quantum mechanics (QM) and replacing points by strings and evaluating path integral). Still, although QM has an upgrade ...
In string theory, we are told strings can split and merge if the string coupling is nonzero, even while the worldsheet action remains Nambu-Goto or Polyakov plus a topological term. However, a ...
An answer I gave elsewhere. Some cases to ponder over. A closed string splits into two closed strings, which then merge again into a single closed string. The overall string worldsheet has ...
Hi Guys generally when you evaluate the 3 open string tachyon tree level amplitude in CFT, you do a conformal transformation mapping the worldsheet to the upper half of the complex plane and the ...