General Covariance and Strings

  • Frans R. Klinkhamer
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 245)


It may be that (super)strings are part of the elusive quantum theory of gravity. If so, one obvious question is whether or not string field theory is generally covariant.


Open String Loop Space Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Bosonic String Virasoro Algebra 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frans R. Klinkhamer
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  1. 1.Physics Department Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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