# Revisiting noninteracting string partition functions in Rindler space

@article{Mertens2016RevisitingNS, title={Revisiting noninteracting string partition functions in Rindler space}, author={Thomas G. Mertens and Henri Verschelde and Valentin I. Zakharov}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2016}, volume={93}, pages={104028} }

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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