Minimal string theory

Nathan Seiberg, David Shih

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Abstract

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
Volume6
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • 2D gravity
  • D-branes
  • Matrix models

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Seiberg, Nathan ; Shih, David. / Minimal string theory. In: Comptes Rendus Physique. 2005 ; Vol. 6, No. 2 SPEC. ISS. pp. 165-174.
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Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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