String theory as the Kähler geometry of loop space

Mark John Bowick, S. G. Rajeev

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Abstract

We argue that the Kaaumlhler geometry of the loops on space-time describes bosonic string theory. The Kaaumlhler potential is the dynamical (field) variable of closed-bosonic-string theory. The equation of motion for this field is that a generalized Ricci tensor vanishes. Loops on flat space constitute a solution only in 26 dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-538
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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