Conformal Field Theory in String Theory

  • Jeffrey A. Harvey
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 234)


The role of conformal field theory in string theory is briefly reviewed. Topics discussed include the formulation of first quantized string theory, simple string compactifications, and equivalences between conformal field theories.


String Theory Modulus Space Vertex Operator Operator Product Expansion Closed String 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Harvey
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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