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Knots And Strings
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z***@gmail.com
2005-06-26 12:24:13 UTC
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Can knots occur in string theory?
Urs Schreiber
2005-06-26 13:13:16 UTC
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Post by z***@gmail.com
Can knots occur in string theory?
Perturbative strings are free to self-intersect without noticing. So even
in three dimensions, where there could topologically be knots in strings,
there are none.

Might be a different issue when looked at from another point of view, as
for instance from the currently re-fashionable cosmic string point of
view. Have a look for instance at the links Jacque Distler provides here

http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/archives/000576.html

and here

http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/distler/blog/archives/000392 .

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