Parity invariance for strings in twistor space

Edward Witten

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Abstract

Topological string theory with twistor space as the target makes visible some otherwise difficult to see properties of perturbative Yang-Mills theory. But left-right symmetry which is obvious in the standard formalism, is highly unclear from this point of view. Here we prove that tree diagrams computed from connected D-instanton configurations are parity-symmetric. The main point in the proof also works for loop diagrams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-797
Number of pages19
JournalAdvances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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