World-sheet and space-time physics in two-dimensional (super)string theory
P. Di Francesco, D. Kutasov
Nuclear Physics B
We show that tree level "resonant" N tachyon scattering amplitudes, which define a sensible "bulk" S -- matrix in critical (super) string theory in any dimension, have a simple structure in two dimensional space time, due to partial decoupling of a certain infinite set of discrete states. We also argue that the general (non resonant) amplitudes are determined by the resonant ones, and calculate them explicitly, finding an interesting analytic structure. Finally, we discuss the space time interpretation of our results.