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Nonrelativistic closed string theory

Gomis, Jaume and Ooguri, Hirosi (2001) Nonrelativistic closed string theory. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 42 (7). pp. 3127-3151. ISSN 0022-2488.

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We construct a Galilean invariant nongravitational closed string theory whose excitations satisfy a nonrelativistic dispersion relation. This theory can be obtained by taking a consistent low energy limit of any of the conventional string theories, including the heterotic string. We give a finite first order worldsheet Hamiltonian for this theory and show that this string theory has a sensible perturbative expansion, interesting high energy behavior of scattering amplitudes and a Hagedorn transition of the thermal ensemble. The strong coupling duals of the Galilean superstring theories are considered and are shown to be described by an eleven-dimensional Galilean invariant theory of light membrane fluctuations. A new class of Galilean invariant nongravitational theories of light-brane excitations are obtained. We exhibit dual formulations of the strong coupling limits of these Galilean invariant theories and show that they exhibit many of the conventional dualities of M theory in a nonrelativistic setting.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Institute of Physics. Received 2 January 2001; accepted 13 February 2001. We would like to thank O. Bergman, J. Maldacena, T. Mehen, J. Schwarz, M. Wise, and E. Witten for useful comments. This research is supported in part by the Department of Energy (DOE) Grant No. DE-FG03-92ER40701 and the Caltech Discovery Fund.
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Subject Keywords:superstrings; fluctuations; membrane theory; dual models; perturbation theory; dispersion relations
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