A worldsheet theory for supergravity

Timothy Adamo, Eduardo Casali, David Skinner

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Abstract

We present a worldsheet theory that describes maps into a curved target space equipped with a B-field and dilaton. The conditions for the theory to be consistent at the quantum level can be computed exactly, and are that the target space fields obey the nonlinear d = 10 supergravity equations of motion, with no higher curvature terms. The path integral is constrained to obey a generalization of the scattering equations to curved space. Remarkably, the supergravity field equations emerge as quantum corrections to these curved space scattering equations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number116
Number of pages17
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2015

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