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String Study Group

String Study Group by J.-E. Bourgine (Saclay)

Title  Boundary operators in the $O(n)$ matrix model

 Abstract: Recently a continuous set of boundary conditions have been
discovered in the O(n) model. Coupling this CFT to 2D gravity, it has
been possible to recover the spectrum of boundary operators. The
introduction of the O(n) matrix model to generate fluctuating
lattices allows us to tackle more subtle questions such as boundary
flows. A better understanding of these issues would throw light on
many other field of physics, including statistical physics, condensed
matter physics and string theory