Recent developments in superstring field theory
Harold Erbin
Wed, May. 17th 2017, 14:15-15:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers

I will summarize some recent developments of type II and heterotic superstring field theory, following the approach of Ashoke Sen and based on the construction of the open-closed bosonic string field theory by Zwiebach. I will first recall the reasons for using SFT and then explain how the three main challenges faced by superstring field theory have been solved: inclusion of the Ramond sector, removal of spurious singularities due to the superconformal ghosts and definition of a prescription for the off-shell amplitudes.
arxiv: 1703.06410

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