Multiloop superstring amplitudes from non-minimal pure spinor formalism

Nathan Berkovits, Nikita Nekrasov

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Using the non-minimal version of the pure spinor formalism, manifestly super-Poincaré covariant superstring scattering amplitudes can be computed as in topological string theory without the need of picture-changing operators. The only subtlety comes from regularizing the functional integral over the pure spinor ghosts. In this paper, it is shown how to regularize this functional integral in a BRST-invariant manner, allowing the computation of arbitrary multiloop amplitudes. The regularization method simplifies for scattering amplitudes which contribute to ten-dimensional F-terms, i.e. terms in the ten-dimensional superspace action which do not involve integration over the maximum number of θ's.

Original languageEnglish
Article number029
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • BRST Symmetry
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings


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