Revisiting noninteracting string partition functions in Rindler space

  title={Revisiting noninteracting string partition functions in Rindler space},
  author={Thomas G. Mertens and Henri Verschelde and Valentin I. Zakharov},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We revisit noninteracting string partition functions in Rindler space by summing over fields in the spectrum. In field theory, the total partition function splits in a natural way into a piece that does not contain surface terms and a piece consisting of solely the so-called edge states. For open strings, we illustrate that surface contributions to the higher-spin fields correspond to open strings piercing the Rindler origin, unifying the higher-spin surface contributions in string language… 

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