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@inproceedings{Makeenko1995StringsMM, title={Strings, Matrix Models, and Meanders * †}, author={Yuri Makeenko}, year={1995} }

- Published 1995

I briefly review the present status of bosonic strings and discretized random surfaces in D > 1 which seem to be in a polymer rather than stringy phase. As an explicit example of what happens, I consider the Kazakov–Migdal model with a logarithmic potential which is exactly solvable for any D (at large D for an arbitrary potential). I discuss also the meander problem and report some new results on its representation via matrix models and the relation to the Kazakov–Migdal model. A… CONTINUE READING

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