Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: The non-abelian Wilson loop as a theory of strings with contact interaction
Author: Curry, Christopher Hewson
ISNI:       0000 0004 7426 8544
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2018
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available