I'm having trouble finding the general algorithm for moving from states to operators under the state-operator correspondence in a CFT. Does anyone have any hints as to how one might go about constructing this?

  • $\begingroup$ See, for example, section 6 of arxiv.org/abs/1602.07982 or chapter 2 of Polchinski's string theory vol. 1. $\endgroup$ – Minkyu Apr 8 '16 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you - these are excellent resources which I hadn't checked. Bonus credit if you can point me towards a non-path-integral argument (just out of academic interest). The usual non-path-integral arguments seem somewhat non-rigorous, relying as they do on bootstrap-like ideas. $\endgroup$ – Edward Hughes Apr 9 '16 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ @EdwardHughes, for non-path integral account you may consult link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01609130 and references therein. In particular, refer to Corollary 2. $\endgroup$ – Peter Kravchuk Apr 14 '16 at 4:33

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