Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Instantons, fluxons, and open gauge string theory

Luca Griguolo, Domenico Seminara, and Richard J. Szabo

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Abstract

We use the exact instanton expansion to illustrate various string characteristics of non-commutative gauge theory in two dimensions. We analyse the spectrum of the model and present some evidence in favour of Hagedorn and fractal behaviours. The decompactification limit of non-commutative torus instantons is shown to map in a very precise way, at both the classical and quantum levels, onto fluxon solutions on the non-commutative plane. The weak-coupling singularities of the usual Gross–Taylor string partition function for QCD on the torus are studied in the instanton representation and its double-scaling limit, appropriate for the mapping onto non-commutative gauge theory, is shown to be a generating function for the volumes of the principal moduli spaces of holomorphic differentials. The non-commutative deformation of this moduli space geometry is described and appropriate open string interpretations are proposed in terms of the fluxon expansion.

Article information

Source
Adv. Theor. Math. Phys., Volume 9, Number 5 (2005), 775-860.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 August 2009

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1250092074

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2202292

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1129.81084

Citation

Griguolo, Luca; Seminara, Domenico; Szabo, Richard J. Instantons, fluxons, and open gauge string theory. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 9 (2005), no. 5, 775--860. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1250092074


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