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title = "Notes on holomorphic string and superstring theory measures of low genus",

abstract = "It has long been known that in principle, the genus g vacuum amplitude for bosonic strings or superstrings in 26 or 10 dimensions can be entirely determined from conditions of holomorphy. Moreover, this has been done in practice for bosonic strings of low genus. Here we describe in a unified way how to determine the bosonic string and superstring vacuum amplitude in genus 1 and 2 via holomorphy. The main novelty is the superstring analysis in genus 2, where we use holomorphy to get a new understanding of some of the results that previously have been obtained by more explicit calculations.",

keywords = "Complex supergeometry, Supermanifolds, Superstring theory",

author = "Edward Witten",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2015 American Mathematical Society.",

year = "2015",

doi = "10.1090/conm/644/12786",

language = "English (US)",

series = "Contemporary Mathematics",

publisher = "American Mathematical Society",

pages = "307--359",

booktitle = "Contemporary Mathematics",

address = "United States",

}