17.03.2021 (Wednesday)

D-instanton amplitude in string theory

Polygon Seminar Ashoke Sen (HCRI)

15:00 City U.
room Zoom

D-instantons give non-perturbative contribution to string theory amplitudes which can be computed using world-sheet techniques. However the integrals that appear in this computation often have divergences from corners of the moduli spaces which cannot be tamed by the usual procedure of analytic continuation. We show how using insights from string field theory we can extract finite unambiguous results from these apparently divergent integrals. The Zoom link will be sent by your local Triangle seminar organiser or you can contact bogdan.stefanski.1@city.ac.uk