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Universal aspects of string propagation on curved backgrounds

Bakas, I and Sfetsos, K (1996) Universal aspects of string propagation on curved backgrounds Phys.Rev. D, 54. pp. 3995-4003.

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Abstract

String propagation on D-dimensional curved backgrounds with Lorentzian signature is formulated as a geometrical problem of embedding surfaces. When the spatial part of the background corresponds to a general WZW model for a compact group, the classical dynamics of the physical degrees of freedom is governed by the coset conformal field theory SO(D-1)/SO(D-2), which is universal irrespective of the particular WZW model. The same holds for string propagation on D-dimensional flat space. The integration of the corresponding Gauss-Codazzi equations requires the introduction of (non-Abelian) parafermions in differential geometry.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bakas, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sfetsos, Kk.sfetsos@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 April 1996
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.54.3995
Uncontrolled Keywords : hep-th, hep-th
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:27
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 12:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/835394

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