Open and Closed String field theory interpreted in classical Algebraic Topology

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Sullivan, Dennis (2003)
  • Subject: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra | Mathematics - Geometric Topology
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Theory

There is an interpretation of open string field theory in algebraic topology. An interpretation of closed string field theory can be deduced from this open string theory to obtain as well the interpretation of open and closed string field theory combined.
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