Minimal string theory

Nathan Seiberg, David Shih

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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We summarize recent progress in the understanding of minimal string theory, focusing on the worldsheet description of physical operators and D-branes. We review how a geometric interpretation of minimal string theory emerges naturally from the study of the D-branes. This simple geometric picture ties together many otherwise unrelated features of minimal string theory, and it leads directly to a worldsheet derivation of the dual matrix model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


  • 2D gravity
  • D-branes
  • Matrix models

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