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**Bautista, Teresa; Dabholkar, Atish and Erbin, Harold (2019): Quantum gravity from timelike Liouville theory. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, No. 10, 284**

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## Abstract

A proper definition of the path integral of quantum gravity has been a long- standing puzzle because the Weyl factor of the Euclidean metric has a wrong-sign kinetic term. We propose a definition of two-dimensional Liouville quantum gravity with cos- mological constant using conformal bootstrap for the timelike Liouville theory coupled to supercritical matter. We prove a no-ghost theorem for the states in the BRST cohomology. We show that the four-point function constructed by gluing the timelike Liouville three- point functions is well defined and crossing symmetric (numerically) for external Liouville energies corresponding to all physical states in the BRST cohomology with the choice of the Ribault-Santachiara contour for the internal energy.

Item Type: | Journal article |
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Faculties: | Physics |

Subjects: | 500 Science > 530 Physics |

ISSN: | 1029-8479 |

Language: | English |

Item ID: | 82621 |

Date Deposited: | 15. Dec 2021, 15:02 |

Last Modified: | 15. Dec 2021, 15:02 |