We study index theorems for the Dirac-Ramond operator on a compact Riemannian manifold. The existence of a group action on the loop space makes possible the definition of a character valued index which we calculate by using a two-dimensional sigma model with N=1/2 supersymmetry. We compute the Euler characteristic, the Hirzebruch signature and the Dirac-Ramond genus of loop space. We compare our results to the calculations made by using the Atiyah-Singer character-valued index theorem.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics