String field theory and tachyon condensation
Author(s)Ellwood, Ian Thomas, 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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In this thesis I discuss various aspects of Witten's cubic string field theory. After a brief review of the basics of string field theory we begin by showing how string field theory can be used to check certain conjectures about the tachyon vacuum. We then discuss the problem of trying to globally gauge fix string field theory. We end with a discussion of various results in the quantization of the theory.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-142).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology