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Superstring Coordinates

  1. May 18, 2004 #1

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    In Cumrun Vafa's "Lightning Introduction" to string theory in his Lectures on Strings and Dualities , he instroduces supersymmetry to string theory thus:

    in addition to the coordinates [tex]X^{\mu}[/tex] we also have anti-commuting fermionic coordinates [tex]\psi_{L,R}^{\mu}[/tex] which are spacetime vectors but fermionic spinors on the worldsheet whose chirality is denoted by subscript L, R.


    I have no problem with the anti-commutative coordinates themselve, but how does the worldsheet make vectors in spacetime appear as spinors?
     
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  3. May 18, 2004 #2

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    darnit selfAdjoint, you spelled arxiv wrong so the link does not work :smile:

    http://archive.org/hep-th/9702201

    make it
    http://arxiv.org/hep-th/9702201
     
  4. May 18, 2004 #3

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    Sorry about that. It's fixed now.
     
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