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Title

An Application of the Hartle-Hawking Prescription to String Theory

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physics Letters B

Volume

194

Issue

1

Publication Date

1987

First Page

49

Last Page

53

DOI

10.1016/0370-2693(87)90767-2

Abstract

We use the Hartle-Hawking prescription to construct the ground state wave function of the closed bosonic string in 26 dimensions including ghost contributions. We find that the prescription leads to the sl(2,Image ) vacuum in both the string and ghost sectors. We construct from this state the BRST invariant ground state wave function.

Comments

Originally published by Elsevier in Physical Review B. Abstract available through remote link. Subscription required to access article fulltext.

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