Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 941–947

Weyl symmetry and the Liouville theory

  • R. Jackiw

DOI: 10.1007/s11232-006-0090-9

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Jackiw, R. Theor Math Phys (2006) 148: 941. doi:10.1007/s11232-006-0090-9


The flat-space conformal invariance and the curved-space Weyl invariance are simply related in dimensions greater than two. In two dimensions, the Liouville theory presents an exceptional situation, which we examine here.


Liouville theoryWeyl transformationlocalityaction

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Jackiw
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  1. 1.Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA