Microscopic and macroscopic loops in non-perturbative two dimensional gravity

Tom Banks, Michael R. Douglas, Nathan Seiberg, Stephen H. Shenker

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Abstract

We study the correlation functions of microscopic loops (local operators) and of macroscopic loops in non-perturbative two dimensional quantum gravity. They are easily calculated using a free fermion formalism. The microscopic loop correlation functions can be expressed in terms of the KdV flows. The specific heat as a function of the scaling fields obeys the generalized KdV equation. The physical interpretation of macroscopic loop correlation functions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume238
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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