Hard scattering and gauge/string duality.

  title={Hard scattering and gauge/string duality.},
  author={J. Polchinski and M. Strassler},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={88 3},
We consider high-energy fixed-angle scattering of glueballs in confining gauge theories that have supergravity duals. Although the effective description is in terms of the scattering of strings, we find that the amplitudes are hard (power law). This is a consequence of the warped geometry of the dual theory, which has the effect that in an inertial frame the string process is never in the soft regime. At small angle we find hard and Regge behaviors in different kinematic regions. 
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