Renormalizing handles and holes in string theory

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We discuss loop corrections to string equations of motion in the framework of Wilsons renormalization group (RG). In a cutoff field theory defined on the world sheet a RG transformation also means integrating out small handles or holes. This modifies the RG flow equations and hence its fixed points. A finite cutoff enables us to treat all string modes in a unified fashion. A novel feature of our approach is a direct demonstration of mixing of various string modes at the loop level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3105-3111
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical review D
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1988

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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