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Nuclear Physics B
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.
Gaume, L. A., Gomez, C., Nelson, P. C., Sierra, G., & Vafa, C. (1988). Fermionic Strings in the Operator Formalism. Nuclear Physics B, 311 (2), 333-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(88)90065-X
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