ANOMALIES IN STRING THEORY WITH D-BRANES*

@inproceedings{Freed1999ANOMALIESIS,
  title={ANOMALIES IN STRING THEORY WITH D-BRANES*},
  author={D. Freed and Edward H Witten},
  year={1999}
}
Introduction. This paper is devoted to studying global anomalies in the worldsheet path integral of Type II superstring theory in the presence of D-branes. We will not consider orientifolds (or Type I superstrings) and so our string worldsheets will be oriented Riemann surfaces, mapped to a spacetime manifold Y, which is endowed with a spin structure since the model contains fermions. The first case to consider is that of closed worldsheets, without boundary. In this case, global anomalies… CONTINUE READING
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