An Introduction to Polyakov’s String Model

  • Orlando Alvarez
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 3)


This talk is an introduction to Polyakov’s string model. The objective is to demonstrate how the Liouville field theory enters into the string model. Thorn Curtright will discuss the quantum Liouville theory in the next talk.


Partition Function Riemann Surface Vertex Operator String Model Conformal Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Alvarez
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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