Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

10-1986

Publication Source

Physics Letters B

Volume

178

Issue

2-3

Start Page

167

Last Page

173

DOI

10.1016/0370-2693(86)91490-5

Abstract

The vacuum amplitude of the heterotic string in a flat background vanishes for the first twenty orders of string perturbation theory. The proof relies on the algebraic geometry of modular forms.

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

This document has been peer reviewed.