The Two-Dimensional String as a Topological Field Theory

  • Sunil Mukhi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 328)


A certain topological field theory is shown to be equivalent to the compactified c = 1 string. This theory is described in both Landau-Ginzburg and Kazama-Suzuki formulations. The genus-g partition function and genus-0 multi-tachyon correlators of the c = 1 string are shown to be calculable in this approach. The KPZ formulation of non-critical string theory has a natural relation to this topological model.


Central Charge Bosonic String Ghost Number Topological Algebra Coset Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Mukhi
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  1. 1.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia

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