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I) In this alternative answer we resolve the singular Hessian $H_{\mu\nu}$ of the Nambu-Goto string action by introducing two auxiliary variables from the onset, thereby indirectly showing that the Hessian $H_{\mu\nu}$ must have co-rank 2. The target space metric has $(-,+,\ldots,+)$ sign convention, and $c=1=\hbar$. Consider the extended Nambu-Goto ...


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I) In this answer we will consider the standard Nambu-Goto string and show that the Hessian has co-rank 2. The target space metric has $(-,+,\ldots,+)$ sign convention, and $c=1=\hbar$. The Nambu-Goto Lagrangian density is $${\cal L}_{NG}~:=~-T_0\sqrt{{\cal L}_{(1)}}, $$ $$ {\cal L}_{(1)}~:=~-\det\left(\partial_{\alpha} X\cdot \partial_{\beta} ...


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Ha! Some time ago I read an article where they proposed an experiment where they wanted to test exactly what you're asking. Here is the article and here is the paper. The idea is the following: Place a shielded neutron detector near a neutron reactor and place a thick wall between them. This wall should be thick enough so that they normally don't reach the ...



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