General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 691–705

Superstring perturbation theory

Open Access
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-008-0745-y

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Adam, I. Gen Relativ Gravit (2009) 41: 691. doi:10.1007/s10714-008-0745-y


The state of superstring perturbation theory is reviewed with an emphasis on the state of the pure spinor superstring perturbation theory. We begin with a brief summary of the state of perturbation theory in the Ramond–Neveu–Schwarz and in the Green–Schwarz formulations of the superstring. Then we proceed to a quick review of the minimal and non-minimal pure spinor formulations of the superstring and discuss the multi-loop amplitude prescriptions in each of them. We end with a summary and open questions.


Superstring perturbation theory The pure spinor superstring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)PotsdamGermany

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