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Untwisting Topological Field Theories

Research paper by J. M. Figueroa-O'Farrill

Indexed on: 04 Nov '96Published on: 04 Nov '96Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

A method is presented by which a hidden N=2 superconformal symmetry can be exhibited in a string theory or indeed in a topological conformal field theory. More precisely, we present strong evidence, based on calculations with string theories, in favour of the conjecture that any topological conformal field theory can be obtained by twisting an N=2 superconformal field theory. (Talk given at the Workshop on Gauge Theories, Applied Supersymmetry and Quantum Gravity held at Imperial College, London, 5-10 July 1996.)