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This review is a summary of my work (partially in collaboration with Kurt Schoenhammer) on higher-dimensional bosonization during the years 1994-1996. It has been published as a book entitled "Bosonization of interacting fermions in arbitrary dimensions" by Springer Verlag (Lecture Notes in Physics m48, Springer, Berlin, 1997). I have NOT revised this review, so that there is no reference to the literature after 1996. However, the basic ideas underlying the functional bosonization approach outlined in this review are still valid today.

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Using methods of functional integration, and performing simple Gaussian integrals, I show that an interacting system of electrons can be bosonized in arbitrary dimensions, in terms of the electrostatic potential which mediates the interaction between them. Working with the bosonic field, the sytem is shown to exhibit localized structures reminiscent of striping in the cuprates.

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A generic massive Thirring Model in three space-time dimensions exhibits a correspondence with a topologically massive bosonized gauge action associated to a self-duality constraint, and we write down a general expression for this relationship. We also generalize this structure to $d$ dimensions, by adopting the so-called doublet approach, recently introduced. In particular, a non- conventional formulation of the bosonization technique in higher dimensions (in the spirit of $d=3$), is proposed and, as an application, we show how fermionic (Thirring-like) representations for bosonic topologically massive models in four dimensions may be built up.

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We bosonize the long-wavelength excitations of interacting fermions in arbitrary dimension by directly applying a suitable Hubbard-Stratonowich transformation to the Grassmannian generating functional of the fermionic correlation functions. With this technique we derive a surprisingly simple expression for the single-particle Greens-function, which is valid for arbitrary interaction strength and can describe Fermi- as well as Luttinger liquids. Our approach sheds further light on the relation between bosonization and the random-phase approximation, and enables us to study screening in a non-perturbative way.

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Within bosonization theory we introduce in this paper a new definition of "quasi-particles" for interacting fermions at arbitrary space dimenions. In dimensions higher than one we show that the constructed quasi-particles are consistent with quasi-particle descriptions in Landau Fermi liquid theory whereas in one-dimension the quasi-particles" are non-perturbative objects (spinons and holons) obeying fractional statistics. The more general situation of Fermi liquids with singular Landau interaction is discussed.

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We present an exact mapping of models of interacting fermions onto boson models. The bosons correspond to collective excitations in the initial fermionic models. This bosonization is applicable in any dimension and for any interaction between fermions. We show schematically how the mapping can be used for Monte Carlo calculations and argue that it should be free from the sign problem. Introducing superfields we derive a field theory that may serve as a new way of analytical study.

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We discuss the bosonization of nonrelativistic fermions interacting with non-Abelian gauge fields in the lowest Landau level in the framework of higher dimensional quantum Hall effect. The bosonic action is a one-dimensional matrix action, which can also be written as a noncommutative field theory, invariant under $W_N$ transformations. The requirement that the usual gauge transformation should be realized as a $W_N$ transformation provides an analog of a Seiberg-Witten map, which allows us to express the action purely in terms of bosonic fields. The semiclassical limit of this, describing the gauge interactions of a higher dimensional, non-Abelian quantum Hall droplet, produces a bulk Chern-Simons type term whose anomaly is exactly cancelled by a boundary term given in terms of a gauged Wess-Zumino-Witten action.

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The disorder averaged single-particle Green's function of electrons subject to a time-dependent random potential with long-range spatial correlations is calculated by means of bosonization in arbitrary dimensions. For static disorder our method is equivalent with conventional perturbation theory based on the lowest order Born approximation. For dynamic disorder, however, we obtain a new non-perturbative expression for the average Green's function. Bosonization also provides a solid microscopic basis for the description of the quantum dynamics of an interacting many-body system via an effective stochastic model with Gaussian probability distribution.

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It is shown that the criticism presented in the Comment by Galanakis et al \cite{1} on the paper by Efetov et al \cite{2} is irrelevant to the bosonization approach.

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We describe two distinct approaches for bosonization in higher dimensions; one is based on a direct comparison of current correlation functions while the other relies on a Master lagrangean formalism. These are used to bosonise the Massive Thirring Model in three and four dimensions in the weak coupling regime but with an arbitrary fermion mass. In both approaches the explicit bosonised lagrangean and current are derived in terms of gauge fields. The complete equivalence of the two bosonization methods is established. Exact results for the free massive fermion theory are also obtained. Finally, the two-dimensional theory is revisited and the possibility of extending this analysis for arbitrary dimensions is indicated.