Title

Quantization of the String Inspired Dilaton Gravity and the Birkhoff Theorem

Abstract

We show that, for the pure dilaton CGHS model, the Gupta-Bleuler quantization is viable because the constraints can be linearized due to positivity conditions present in the model (and not in the general string case). There is no ambiguity nor anomalies in the quantization. The expectation values of the metric and dilaton fields obey the classical requirements, thus exhibiting at the quantum level the Birkhoff theorem.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Canonical quantization; Field theory; Quantum gravity; Two-dimensional models

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0370-2693

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1998 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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