String representations and hidden symmetries for gauge fields

A. M. Polyakov

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We show that gauge fields can be considered as chiral fields defined on the space of all possible contours. That leads to an infinite number of functionally conserved currents. A possible application of this result is discussed. Also a one-dimensional approximation is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 26 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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