Séminaire de Physique Théorique

Scattering of Stringy States and T-duality

by Prof. Jnan MAHARANA (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India & IHÉS)

Amhithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amhithéâtre Léon Motchane


IHES Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
I shall briefly review the salient features of target space duality (T-duality) and recall some essential results. I shall outline a prescription to derive the S-matrix for the scattering of massless stringy states that arise in the compactification of closed bosonic strings on a torus at the tree level. It will be shown that the S-matrix elements can be expressed in a T-duality invariant form. The Kawai-Lewellen-Tye formalism plays an important role in our approach.