CURRY, CHRISTOPHER,HEWSON (2018) The Non-Abelian Wilson Loop as a Theory of Strings with Contact Interaction. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
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We investigate a reformulation of Yang-Mills theory at the level of the expectation of the non-abelian Wilson loop using a string theory with non-standard interaction. We find that the path-ordering of the Wilson loop can be generated either from considering a worldsheet generalisation of a boundary theory or by introducing a gauge field onto the worldsheet. Only the gauge theory has the sufficient structure to accommodate the three gluon vertex of Yang-Mills theory in the string model. Supersymmetric analogues of these two models are also investigated which, specifically in the gauge theory model, can be made the basis of a realistic string model formulation of Yang-Mills theory coupled to spinors.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||String Theory, Field Theories in Lower Dimensions, Yang-Mills Theory|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||12 Jul 2018 08:01|