Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

9-1987

Publication Source

Communications in Mathematical Physics

Volume

112

Issue

3

Start Page

503

Last Page

552

DOI

10.1007/BF01218489

Abstract

We prove the equivalence between certain fermionic and bosonic theories in two spacetime dimensions. The theories have fields of arbitrary spin on compact surfaces with any number of handles. Global considerations require that we add new topological terms to the bosonic action. The proof that our prescription is correct relies on methods of complex algebraic geometry.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Philip C. Nelson was affiliated with Harvard University. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Physics & Astronomy Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 01 May 2017

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