Minimizing gauge functional for 2d gravity and string theory

Laurent Baulieu, Daniel Zwanziger

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    We show the existence of a minimizing procedure for selecting a unique representative on the orbit of any given Riemann surface that contributes to the string partition function. As it must, the procedure reduces the string path integral to a final integration over a particular fundamental domain, selected by the choice of the minimizing functional. This construction somehow demystifies the Gribov question.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number086006
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - Apr 24 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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