26.05.2016 (Thursday)

Super String Field Theory Revisited

Regular Seminar Ivo Sachs (LMU)

14:00 QMW
room G.O. Jones 610

I first describe the remarkably simple algebraic structure underlying covariant string field theory. No knowledge of string field theory and only very basic concepts of string theory are required for this. I then use this structure to construct the superstring field theory action recursively and discuss its relation to the decomposition of (super) moduli spaces. I will focus mostly on open string theory but will comment on the generalisation to closed string.