Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

12-1988

Publication Source

Nuclear Physics B

Volume

311

Issue

2

Start Page

333

Last Page

400

DOI

10.1016/0550-3213(88)90065-X

Abstract

We extend the operator formulation of strings to the superconformal setting. We give a realization of the supersymmetry ghosts, both in components and in a manifestly supersymmetric formalism. We give a construction for the states associated with super-Riemann surfaces of any genus with any number of punctures in the case of flat 10d spacetime, and from these states construct the measure. As an application we give a very simple, manifestly supersymmetric, derivation of super-holomorphic factorization. Finally, we discuss the “integration ambiguity” from the operator point of view.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Philip C. Nelson was affiliated with Boston 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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