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    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2013
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    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2018
    • (edited Feb 10th 2018)

    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

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

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    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2019

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    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 7th 2020

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

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    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2021

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

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    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2021

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    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2022

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  3. Clarification on the fact that the “worldline quantum field theory” of Mogull, Plefka, Steinhoff is more of a background field theory rather than being “literally” the same as the “worldline formalism” described in this article.

    Joonhwi Kim

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  4. Fixed formatting error

    Joonhwi Kim

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    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2023

    Could you expand on what you have in mind?

    Am not an expert on this article, but to my mind:

    In section 2.2 the authors recall the standard worldline formalism, and generalize it to curved backgrounds. It’s still worldline formalism though, albeit on a curved background. This is then picked up again in section 3.3, quite explicitly so.

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    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2023

    I have rolled back the edit announced in #14, since the remark that was added looks counterfactual to me, as stated in #16.

    If I am missing something, please be invited to expand on the content of the previous comment in order to clarify.

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    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2024

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    • Lucas Manzo, Worldline approach for spinor fields in manifolds with boundaries [arXiv:2403.00218]

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