3D Yang-Mills glueballs vs closed effective strings

  title={3D Yang-Mills glueballs vs closed effective strings},
  author={Sergei Dubovsky and Guzm'an Hern'andez-Chifflet and Shahrzad Zare},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
Abstract Recent lattice results strongly support the Axionic String Ansatz (ASA) for quantum numbers of glueballs in 3D Yang-Mills theory. The ASA treats glueballs as closed bosonic strings. The corresponding worldsheet theory is a deformation of the minimal Nambu-Goto theory. In order to understand better the ASA strings and as a first step towards a perturbative calculation of the glueball mass splittings we compare the ASA spectrum to the closed effective string theory. Namely, we model… 
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