On the absence of large-order divergences in superstring theory

  • The genus-dependence of multi-loop superstring ams is estimated at large orders in perturbation theory using the super-Schottky group parameterization of supermoduli space. Restriction of the integration region to a subset of supermoduli space and a single fundamental domain of the super-modular group suggests an exponential dependence on the genus. Upper bounds for these estimates are obtained for arbitrary N-point superstring scattering amplitudes and are shown to be consistent with exact results obtained for special type II string amplitudes for orbifold or Calabi-Yau compactifications. The genus-dependence is then obtained by considering the effect of the remaining contribution to the superstring amplitudes after the coefficients of the formally divergent parts of the integrals vanish as a result of a sum over spin structures. The introduction of supersymmetry therefore leads to the elimination of large-order divergences in string pertubation theory, a result which is based only on the supersymmetric generalization of the polyakovThe genus-dependence of multi-loop superstring ams is estimated at large orders in perturbation theory using the super-Schottky group parameterization of supermoduli space. Restriction of the integration region to a subset of supermoduli space and a single fundamental domain of the super-modular group suggests an exponential dependence on the genus. Upper bounds for these estimates are obtained for arbitrary N-point superstring scattering amplitudes and are shown to be consistent with exact results obtained for special type II string amplitudes for orbifold or Calabi-Yau compactifications. The genus-dependence is then obtained by considering the effect of the remaining contribution to the superstring amplitudes after the coefficients of the formally divergent parts of the integrals vanish as a result of a sum over spin structures. The introduction of supersymmetry therefore leads to the elimination of large-order divergences in string pertubation theory, a result which is based only on the supersymmetric generalization of the polyakov measure and not the gauge group of the string model.show moreshow less

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Author:Simon Davis
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-26452
Series (Serial Number):Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis ((2002) 28)
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/12
Year of Completion:2002
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/11/12
RVK - Regensburg Classification:SI 990
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis / 2002
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