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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:

  1. Aspects of Plane Wave (Matrix) String Dynamics (with Martin O'Loughlin and Lorenzo Seri), accepted in JHEP, arXiv:1112.3182 [hep-th]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. DLCQ and Plane Wave Matrix Big Bang Models (with Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0809 (2008) 097, arXiv:0806.3255 [hep-th]
  5. Multiple M2-Branes and Plane Waves (with Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0809 (2008) 112, arXiv:0806.3253 [hep-th]
  6. Plane Wave Geometry and Quantum Physics [pdf file] (Presented at Conference on Recent Developments in Quantum Field Theory, 20-22 Jul 2007, Leipzig, Germany)
  7. Penrose Limits vs String Expansions (with Sebastian Weiss), Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 125014, arXiv:0710.3480 [hep-th]
  8. Brown-York Energy and Radial Geodesics (with Blaise Rollier), Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 105004, arXiv:0708.0321 [gr-qc]
  9. Fermi Coordinates and Penrose Limits (with Denis Frank and Sebastian Weiss), Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 3993-4010, hep-th/0603109
  10. Scalar Field Probes of Power-Law Space-Time Singularities (with Denis Frank and Sebastian Weiss), JHEP 0608 (2006) 011, hep-th/0602207
  11. Chern-Simons theory on S^1-bundles: Abelianisation and q-deformed Yang-Mills theory (with George Thompson), JHEP 0605 (2006) 003,  hep-th/0601068
  12. On the Hagedorn Behaviour of Singular Scale-Invariant Plane Waves (with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0510 (2005) 047, hep-th/0412228
  13. The Universality of Penrose Limits near Space-Time Singularities (with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin, George Papadopoulos), JHEP 0407 (2004) 068, hep-th/0403252
  14. Penrose Limits and Spacetime Singularities (with Monica Borunda, Martin O'Loughlin, George Papadopoulos), Class. Quant. Grav. 21 (2004) L43-L49, hep-th/0312029
  15. Goedel, Penrose, anti-Mach: extra supersymmetries of time-dependent plane waves (with Patrick Meessen, Martin O'Loughlin),  JHEP 0309 (2003) 072,  hep-th/0306161
  16. 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
  17. Homogeneous Plane Waves (with Martin O'Loughlin), Nucl. Phys. B654 (2003) 135-176, hep-th/0212135
  18. On the Boundary Dynamics of Chern-Simons Gravity (with Giovanni Arcioni and Martin O'Loughlin), JHEP 0301 (2003) 067, hep-th/0210089
  19. Penrose limits, supergravity and brane dynamics (with José Figueroa-O'Farrill and George Papadopoulos), Class. Quant. Grav. 19 (2002) 4753-4805, hep-th/0202111
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Instantons, the Information Metric, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence (with K.S. Narain and G. Thompson), hep-th/0108122
  23. 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
  24. Killing Spinors and SYM on Curved Spaces, JHEP 0011 (2000) 023, hep-th/0005098 
  25. On Subleading Contributions to the AdS/CFT Trace Anomaly (with E. Gava and K.S. Narain), JHEP 9909 (1999) 018, hep-th/9904179
  26. Aspects of U-duality in Matrix Theory (with M. O'Loughlin), Nucl. Phys. B525 (1998) 182-214, hep-th/9712047
  27. Euclidean SYM Theories by Time Reduction and Special Holonomy Manifolds (with G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. B415 (1997) 242-252, hep-th/9706225
  28. Aspects of N_{T}\geq 2 Topological Gauge Theories and D-Branes (with G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B492 (1997) 545-590; hep-th/9612143
  29. Solving Topological Field Theories on Mapping Tori (with I. Jermyn and G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. B383 (1996) 169-178; hep-th/9605095
  30. Grassmannian Topological Kazama-Suzuki Models and Cohomology (with F. Hussain and G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B488 (1997) 599-652; hep-th/9510194
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Equivariant Kaehler Geometry and Localization in the G/G model (with G. Thompson), Nucl. Phys. B439 (1995) 367-394, hep-th/9407042
  34. On Diagonalization in Map(M,G) (with G. Thompson), Commun. Math. Phys. 171 (1995) 639, hep-th/9402097
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. The Mathai-Quillen Formalism and Topological Field Theory, J. Geom. Phys. 11 (1993) 95-127, hep-th/9203026
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. Topological Field Theory (with D. Birmingham, M. Rakowski and G. Thompson), Physics Reports 209, Nos. 4{\&}5 (1991) 129-340.
  41. 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
  42. Quantum Yang-Mills Theory on Arbitrary Surfaces (with G. Thompson), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 7 (1992) 3781-3806.
  43. Do Metric Independent Classical Actions Lead To Topological Field Theories? (with G. Thompson), Phys. Lett. 255B (1991) 535-542.
  44. Topological Gauge Theories of Antisymmetric Tensor Fields (with G. Thompson), Ann. Phys. (NY) 205 (1991) 130-172.
  45. Chern-Simons Quantum Mechanics, Supersymmetry, and Symplectic Invariants, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A6 (1991) 365-379.
  46. Geometry and Quantization of Topological Gauge Theories (with D. Birmingham and G. Thompson), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A5 (1990) 4721-4745.
  47. Path Integrals and Geometry of Trajectories (with E. Keski-Vakkuri and A.J. Niemi), Phys. Lett. 246B (1990) 92-98.
  48. A New Class of Topological Field Theories and the Ray-Singer Torsion (with G.Thompson), Phys. Lett. 228B (1989) 64-68.
  49. On the Representation Independence of Topological Effects in Quantum Field Theory, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 4 (1989) 4672-4642.
  50. What Happens to the Vacuum Angle in the Momentum Representation?, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 4 (1989) 927-932.
  51. Group Cocycles, Line bundles and Anomalies, Journal Math. Physics 30 (1989) 2226-2232.
  52. Pin Structures on Manifolds Quotiented by Discrete Groups (with L. Dabrowski), Journal Geom. Phys. 6 (1989), 143- 157.
  53. Wess-Zumino Terms and the Geometry of the Determinant Line Bundle, Phys. Lett. 209 B (1988), 503-506.
  54. On the Geometric Quantization of Constrained Systems, Class. Quantum Grav. 5 (1988), 1033-1044.
  55. Constraints and Polarizations, Phys. Lett. 205 B (1988), 525-529.
  56. Symmetries and Pseudo-Riemannian Manifolds, Rep. Math. Phys. 25 (1987), 109-116.
  57. Connections on Clifford Bundles and the Dirac Operator, Lett. Math. Phys. 13 (1987), 83-92.
  58. 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.
  59. Killing Vectors, Constraints, and Conserved Charges in Kaluza-Klein Theories , Class. Quantum Grav. 4 (1987), 1207-1221.