May 6 – 10, 2019
Arcetri, Firenze
Europe/Rome timezone

Light-cone reduction of covariant string field theory

May 9, 2019, 11:00 AM
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Arcetri, Firenze

Galileo Galilei Institute


Hiroaki Matsunaga


We extract a light-cone string field theory from Witten’s covariant string field theory.
The covariant string field splits into the light-cone string field and trivial excitations of BRST quartets:
The latter generates the gauge symmetry and covariance.
A new light-cone theory, which has an A-infinity type action, is obtained by path-integrating it out from the Witten theory.
We show that the process of path-integrating-out fields is described by the homological perturbation lemma (for A-infinity) and thus our A-infinity light-cone string field theory has the same tree-level amplitudes as the Witten theory.

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