### Abstract

Exact, closed form results are given expressing the quantum Liouville field theory in terms of a canonical free pseudoscalar field. The classical conformal transformation properties and a Bäcklund transformation of the Liouville model are briefly reviewed and then developed into explicit operator statements for the quantum theory. This development leads to exact expressions for the basic operator functions of the Liouville field: ∂_{μ}Φ, and e^{nΦ}. An operator product analysis is then used to construct the Liouville energy-momentum tensor operator, which is shown to be equal to that of a free pseudoscalar field. Dynamical consequences of this equivalence are discussed, including the relation between the Liouville and free field energy eigenstates. Liouville correlation functions are partially analyzed, and remaining open questions are discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 365-416 |

Number of pages | 52 |

Journal | Annals of Physics |

Volume | 147 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - May 1983 |

Externally published | Yes |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

### Cite this

*Annals of Physics*,

*147*(2), 365-416. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4916(83)90214-2