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Title: The Lorentz anomaly via operator product expansion

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.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Golm (Germany)
  2. Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22479543
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics; Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALGEBRA; OPERATOR PRODUCT EXPANSION; QUANTIZATION; STRING MODELS; STRING THEORY