The Lorentz anomaly via operator product expansion
2015 (English)In: Journal of Mathematical Physics, ISSN 0022-2488, E-ISSN 1089-7658, Vol. 56, no 10, 102302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The emergence of a critical dimension is one of the most striking features of string theory. One way to obtain it is by demanding closure of the Lorentz algebra in the light-cone gauge quantisation, as discovered for bosonic strings more than forty years ago. We give a detailed derivation of this classical result based on the operator product expansion on the Lorentzian world-sheet.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015. Vol. 56, no 10, 102302
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177960DOI: 10.1063/1.4932960ISI: 000364237000019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84945156421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177960DiVA: diva2:876012
QC 201512022015-12-022015-11-302016-05-17Bibliographically approved