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On QCD string theory and AdS dynamics

Hořava, Petr (1999) On QCD string theory and AdS dynamics. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1999 (1). Art. No. 016. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/1999/01/016.

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The AdS/CFT correspondence of elementary string theory has been recently suggested as a “microscopic” approach to QCD string theory in various dimensions. We use the microscopic theory to show that the ultraviolet regime on the string world-sheet is mapped to the ultraviolet effects in QCD. In the case of QCD_2, a world-sheet path integral representation of QCD strings is known, in terms of a topological rigid string theory whose world-sheet supersymmetry is reminiscent of Parisi-Sourlas supersymmetry. We conjecture that the supersymmetric rigid string theory is dual to the elementary Type IIB string theory in the singular AdS background that corresponds to the large-N limit of QCD_2. We also generalize the rigid string with world-sheet Parisi-Sourlas supersymmetry to dimensions greater than two, and argue that the theory is asymptotically free, a non-zero string tension is generated dynamically through dimensional transmutation, and the theory is topological only asymptotically in the ultraviolet.

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Additional Information:© 1999 IOP Publishing. Received 4 November 1998, accepted for publication 14 January 1999. Published 6 April 1999. I benefited from useful discussions with Tom Banks, Mike Douglas, David Gross, Clifford Johnson, and Sasha Polyakov. I wish to thank the Aspen Center for Physics and the Rutgers High-Energy Theory Group for their generous hospitality and stimulating atmosphere during the initial and final stages of this work, respectively. This work has been supported by a Sherman Fairchild Prize Fellowship and by DOE grant DE-FG03-92-ER 40701.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER 40701
Subject Keywords:1/N Expansion; Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories; String Duality; QCD
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Classification Code:PACS: 11.25.Hf; 02.40.-k; 12.38.-t; 11.30.Pb
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Official Citation:On QCD string theory and AdS dynamics Petr Horava JHEP01(1999)016
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