D-brane conformal field theory

Research paper by J. Fuchs, C. Schweigert

Indexed on: 28 Jan '98Published on: 28 Jan '98Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


We outline the structure of boundary conditions in conformal field theory. A boundary condition is specified by a consistent collection of reflection coefficients for bulk fields on the disk together with a choice of an automorphism \omega of the fusion rules that preserves conformal weights. Non-trivial automorphisms \omega correspond to D-brane configurations for arbitrary conformal field theories.