L2 Index Theory and D-Particle Binding in Type I' String Theory

by McCarthy, Janice Marie

Abstract (Summary)

In this work, we apply $L^2$-index theory to compute the index of a non-Fredholm elliptic operator. The operator arises in Type I' string theory, and the index is found to be non-zero, thus implying existence of bound states.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Stern, Mark A

School:Duke University

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:mathematics analysis dirac operator l index partial differential


Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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