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    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2018
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    added a little more to worldline formalism.

    In particular I added mentioning of this old but curious fact, which I only just learned of from looking again at the review Schubert 96:

    In (Metsaev-Tseytlin 88) the 1-loop beta function for pure Yang-Mills theory was obtained as the point-particle limit of the partition function of a bosonic open string in a Yang-Mills background field. This provided a theoretical explanation for the observation, made earlier in (Nepomechie 83) that when computed via dimensional regularization then this beta function coefficient of Yang-Mills theory vanishes in spacetime dimension 26. This of course is the critical dimension of the bosonic string.

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    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2019

    added pointer to today’s

    • Steven Abel, Nicola Andrea Dondi, UV Completion on the Worldline (arXiv:1905.04258)

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    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2019

    added this pointer

    Discussion for QCD with emphasis of 2d QCD and AdS/QCD:

    • Adi Armoni, Oded Mintakevich, Comments on Mesonic Correlators in the Worldline Formalism, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 852, Issue 1, 1 November 2011, Pages 61-70 (arxiv:1102.5318)

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    • Olindo Corradini, Maurizio Muratori, A Monte Carlo Approach to the Worldline Formalism in Curved Space (arXiv:2006.02911)

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    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2020

    added pointer to today’s

    • Gustav Mogull, Jan Plefka, Jan Steinhoff, Classical black hole scattering from a worldline quantum field theory (arXiv:2010.02865)

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    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2021

    added pointer to today’s:

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    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2021

    added pointer to today’s

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  1. Added some more recent references to relevant papers


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  2. Added reference to Feynman’s observation regarding a particle path integral representation of the propagator in scalar QED as far back as 1950.

    Added reference to the famous “AAM” paper on worldline instantons and pair creation


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    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2021


    I have added author links and DOI link to this item:

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    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2021

    added pointer to:

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