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WZW-type superstring field theory

Context

String theory

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Phenomenology

\infty-Wess-Zumino-Witten theory

Models

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Contents

Idea

A string field theory for the superstring whose action functional is of the form of the Wess-Zumino-Witten model, with worldsheet fields replaced by second-quantum string fields.

References

Definitions

The WZW-type action functional for open superstring field theory is due to

For closed superstrings, specifically heterotic strings, a WZW-type action is due to

Computations

Derivation of super Yang-Mills theory from open WZW-type superstring field theory is in

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