Space-time versus world-sheet renormalization group equation in string theory

Ram Brustein, Kaj Roland

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We discuss the relation between space-time renormalization group equation for closed string field theory and world-sheet renormalization group equation for first-quantized strings. Restricting our attention to massless states we argue that there is a one-to-one correspondence between the fixed point solutions of the two renormalization group equations. In particular, we show how to extract the Fischler-Susskind mechanism from the string field theory equation in the case of the bosonic string.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-217
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 16 Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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