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List of Publications: Matthias Blau
Here is a list of my publications (up to 2012, in reverse chronological order),
with links to the ArXiv (where
available,
i.e. for publications after 1991).
This list is not up-to-date! ArXiv and inSPIRE are much better at providing
this information than I am: detailed, and up-to-date, bibliographical information
(citations, references, ...) on all publications can be obtained from
the inSPIRE HEP Database:
- Aspects of Plane Wave (Matrix) String Dynamics (with Martin O'Loughlin and Lorenzo Seri),
accepted in JHEP, arXiv:1112.3182 [hep-th]
- Geometry of Schroedinger Space-Times II: Particle and Field Probes of the Causal Structure
(with Jelle Hartong and Blaise Rollier), JHEP 1007 (2010) 069,
arXiv:1005.0760 [hep-th]
- Geometry of Schroedinger Space-Times, Global Coordinates, and Harmonic Trapping
(with Jelle Hartong and Blaise Rollier), JHEP 0907 (2009) 027,
arXiv:0904.3304 [hep-th]
- DLCQ and Plane Wave Matrix Big Bang Models (with Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0809 (2008) 097,
arXiv:0806.3255 [hep-th]
- Multiple M2-Branes and Plane Waves (with Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0809 (2008) 112,
arXiv:0806.3253 [hep-th]
- Plane Wave Geometry and Quantum Physics [pdf file]
(Presented at Conference on Recent Developments in Quantum Field Theory, 20-22 Jul 2007,
Leipzig, Germany)
- Penrose Limits vs String Expansions (with Sebastian
Weiss), Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 125014, arXiv:0710.3480 [hep-th]
- Brown-York Energy and Radial Geodesics (with Blaise
Rollier), Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 105004, arXiv:0708.0321 [gr-qc]
- Fermi Coordinates and Penrose Limits (with Denis Frank and
Sebastian Weiss), Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 3993-4010, hep-th/0603109
- Scalar Field Probes of Power-Law Space-Time Singularities
(with Denis Frank and Sebastian Weiss), JHEP 0608 (2006) 011, hep-th/0602207
- Chern-Simons theory on S^1-bundles: Abelianisation and
q-deformed Yang-Mills theory (with George Thompson), JHEP 0605
(2006) 003, hep-th/0601068
- On the Hagedorn Behaviour of Singular Scale-Invariant Plane
Waves (with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0510 (2005)
047, hep-th/0412228
- The Universality of Penrose Limits near Space-Time
Singularities
(with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin, George Papadopoulos), JHEP
0407 (2004) 068, hep-th/0403252
- Penrose Limits and Spacetime Singularities
(with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin, George Papadopoulos), Class.
Quant. Grav. 21 (2004) L43-L49, hep-th/0312029
- Goedel, Penrose, anti-Mach: extra supersymmetries of
time-dependent plane waves
(with Patrick Meessen, Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0309 (2003)
072, hep-th/0306161
- Solvable Models of Strings in Homogeneous Plane Wave
Backgrounds
(with Martin O'Loughlin, George Papadopoulos, Arkady A. Tseytlin),
Nucl. Phys. B673 (2003) 57-97, hep-th/0304198
- Homogeneous Plane Waves (with Martin O'Loughlin), Nucl.
Phys. B654 (2003) 135-176, hep-th/0212135
- On the Boundary Dynamics of Chern-Simons Gravity (with
Giovanni Arcioni and Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0301 (2003) 067, hep-th/0210089
- Penrose limits, supergravity and brane dynamics (with
José Figueroa-O'Farrill and George Papadopoulos), Class. Quant.
Grav. 19 (2002)
4753-4805, hep-th/0202111
- Penrose limits and maximal supersymmetry (with
José Figueroa-O'Farrill, Christopher Hull and George
Papadopoulos), Class. Quant. Grav. 19 (2002) L87-L95, hep-th/0201081
- A new maximally supersymmetric background of IIB superstring
theory (with
José Figueroa-O'Farrill, Christopher Hull and George
Papadopoulos), JHEP 0201 (2002) 047-62, hep-th/0110242
- Instantons, the Information Metric, and the AdS/CFT
Correspondence (with
K.S. Narain and G. Thompson), hep-th/0108122
- On the Relationship between the Rozansky-Witten and the
3-Dimensional Seiberg-Witten Invariants (with G. Thompson),
Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 5 (2002) 483-498, hep-th/0006244
- Killing Spinors and SYM on Curved Spaces,
JHEP 0011 (2000) 023, hep-th/0005098
- On Subleading Contributions to the AdS/CFT Trace
Anomaly (with E. Gava and K.S. Narain), JHEP 9909 (1999) 018, hep-th/9904179
- Aspects of U-duality in Matrix Theory (with M.
O'Loughlin), Nucl. Phys. B525 (1998) 182-214, hep-th/9712047
- Euclidean SYM Theories by Time Reduction and Special
Holonomy Manifolds (with G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. B415 (1997)
242-252, hep-th/9706225
- Aspects of N_{T}\geq 2 Topological Gauge Theories and
D-Branes (with G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B492 (1997) 545-590; hep-th/9612143
- Solving Topological Field Theories on Mapping Tori
(with I. Jermyn and G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. B383 (1996) 169-178; hep-th/9605095
- Grassmannian Topological Kazama-Suzuki Models and Cohomology
(with F. Hussain and G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B488 (1997) 599-652; hep-th/9510194
- Some General Aspects of Coset Models and Topological
Kazama-Suzuki Models (with F. Hussain and G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys.
B488 (1997)
541-598; hep-th/9510187
- Localization and Diagonalization: A Review of Functional
Integral Techniques for Low-Dimensional Gauge Theories and Topological
Field Theories (with G. Thompson), Journal Math. Physics 36
(1995) 2192, hep-th/9501075
- Equivariant Kaehler Geometry and Localization in the G/G
model (with G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B439 (1995) 367-394, hep-th/9407042
- On Diagonalization in Map(M,G) (with G. Thompson),
Commun. Math. Phys. 171 (1995) 639, hep-th/9402097
- Derivation of the Verlinde Formula from Chern-Simons Theory
and the G/G
model (with G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B408 (1993) 345-390, hep-th/9305010
- Lectures on 2d Gauge Theories: Topological Aspects and Path
Integral Techniques (with G. Thompson), in "Proceedings of the 1993
Trieste Summer School on High Energy Physics and Cosmology" (eds. E.
Gava et al.), World Scientific, Singapore (1994) 175-244, hep-th/9310144
- The Mathai-Quillen Formalism and Topological Field Theory,
J. Geom. Phys. 11 (1993) 95-127, hep-th/9203026
- Topological Gauge Theories from Supersymmetric Quantum
Mechanics on Spaces of Connections (with G. Thompson), Int. J. Mod.
Phys. A8 (1993) 573-586, hep-th/9112064
- Quantum Yang-Mills Theory in Two Dimensions, in
"Topological and Geometrical Methods in Field Theory" (eds. J.
Mickelsson and O. Pekonen), World Scientific (1992) 28-47.
- Topological Field Theory (with D. Birmingham, M. Rakowski
and G. Thompson), Physics Reports 209, Nos. 4{\&}5 (1991) 129-340.
- N=2 Topological Gauge Theory, the Euler Characteristic of
Moduli Spaces, and the Casson Invariant (with G. Thompson), Commun.
Math. Phys. 152 (1993) 41-72, hep-th/9112012
- Quantum Yang-Mills Theory on Arbitrary Surfaces (with G.
Thompson), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 7 (1992) 3781-3806.
- Do Metric Independent Classical Actions Lead To Topological
Field Theories? (with G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. 255B (1991)
535-542.
- Topological Gauge Theories of Antisymmetric Tensor Fields
(with G. Thompson), Ann. Phys. (NY) 205 (1991) 130-172.
- Chern-Simons Quantum Mechanics, Supersymmetry, and Symplectic
Invariants, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A6 (1991) 365-379.
- Geometry and Quantization of Topological Gauge Theories
(with D. Birmingham and G. Thompson), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A5 (1990)
4721-4745.
- Path Integrals and Geometry of Trajectories (with E.
Keski-Vakkuri and A.J. Niemi), Phys. Lett. 246B (1990) 92-98.
- A New Class of Topological Field Theories and the Ray-Singer
Torsion (with G.Thompson), Phys. Lett. 228B (1989) 64-68.
- On the Representation Independence of Topological Effects in
Quantum Field Theory, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 4 (1989) 4672-4642.
- What Happens to the Vacuum Angle in the Momentum
Representation?, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 4 (1989) 927-932.
- Group Cocycles, Line bundles and Anomalies, Journal Math.
Physics 30 (1989) 2226-2232.
- Pin Structures on Manifolds Quotiented by Discrete Groups
(with L. Dabrowski), Journal Geom. Phys. 6 (1989), 143- 157.
- Wess-Zumino Terms and the Geometry of the Determinant Line
Bundle, Phys. Lett. 209 B (1988), 503-506.
- On the Geometric Quantization of Constrained Systems,
Class. Quantum Grav. 5 (1988), 1033-1044.
- Constraints and Polarizations, Phys. Lett. 205 B (1988),
525-529.
- Symmetries and Pseudo-Riemannian Manifolds, Rep. Math.
Phys. 25 (1987), 109-116.
- Connections on Clifford Bundles and the Dirac Operator,
Lett. Math. Phys. 13 (1987), 83-92.
- Introduction to Kaluza-Klein Theories (with G.Landi and
W.Thirring), in "Concepts and Trends in Particle Physics" (eds. H.Latal
and H.Mitter) Springer, Berlin (1987), 1-28.
- Killing Vectors, Constraints, and Conserved Charges in
Kaluza-Klein Theories , Class. Quantum Grav. 4 (1987), 1207-1221.