Boundary Conformal Field Theory and the Worldsheet Approach to DBranes
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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
 Authors:
 Andreas Recknagel, King's College London
 Volker Schomerus, DESY Theory Group
 Date Published: November 2013
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 isbn: 9780521832236
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Boundary conformal field theory is concerned with a class of twodimensional quantum field theories which display a rich mathematical structure and have many applications ranging from string theory to condensed matter physics. In particular, the framework allows discussion of strings and branes directly at the quantum level. Written by internationally renowned experts, this comprehensive introduction to boundary conformal field theory reaches from theoretical foundations to recent developments, with an emphasis on the algebraic treatment of string backgrounds. Topics covered include basic concepts in conformal field theory with and without boundaries, the mathematical description of strings and Dbranes, and the geometry of strongly curved spacetime. The book offers insights into string geometry that go beyond classical notions. Describing the theory from basic concepts, and providing numerous worked examples from conformal field theory and string theory, this reference is of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics.
Read more Describes recent developments in boundary conformal field theory with an emphasis on the algebraic treatment of string backgrounds
 Contains numerous worked examples from rational and nonrational conformal field theory
 Written by internationally renowned experts in conformal field theory and the worldsheet approach to string theory
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 Date Published: November 2013
 format: Hardback
 isbn: 9780521832236
 length: 346 pages
 dimensions: 253 x 182 x 24 mm
 weight: 0.8kg
 contains: 12 b/w illus.
 availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Introduction
1. Free field theory with boundaries
2. Superstrings and branes
3. Conformal field theory on the plane
4. Boundary conformal field theory
5. Perturbation of boundary conformal field theories
6. The WessZuminoWitten model on SU(2)
7. Gepner model boundary states and CalabiYau branes
Appendix. Formulas and identities
Index.
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