Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 237, Issue 1–2, pp 69–85 | Cite as

Algebraic Quantization of the Closed Bosonic String

  • Catherine Meusburger
  • Karl-Henning Rehren


 The gauge invariant observables of the closed bosonic string are quantized in four space-time dimensions by constructing their quantum algebra in a manifestly covariant approach, respecting all symmetries of the classical observables. The quantum algebra is the kernel of a derivation on the universal enveloping algebra of an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra. The search for Hilbert space representations of this algebra is separated from its construction, and postponed.


Hilbert Space Space Representation Bosonic String Covariant Approach Quantum Algebra 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Meusburger
    • 1
  • Karl-Henning Rehren
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für Physik, Universität Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Göttingen, 37073 Göttingen, Germany. E-mail: rehren@theorie.physik.uni-goe.deDE

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