Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 941–947

Weyl symmetry and the Liouville theory

  • R. Jackiw
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11232-006-0090-9

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Liouville theoryWeyl transformationlocalityaction

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Authors and Affiliations

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