Spiky strings, lightlike Wilson loops, and pp-wave anomaly

  title={Spiky strings, lightlike Wilson loops, and pp-wave anomaly},
  author={Martin Kruczenski and Arkady A. Tseytlin},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We consider rigid rotating closed strings with spikes in AdS5 dual to certain higher twist operators in N = 4 SYM theory. In the limit of large spin when the spikes reach the boundary of AdS5, the solutions with different numbers of spikes are related by conformal transformations, implying that their energy is determined by the same function of the ‘t Hooft coupling f(�) that appears in the anomalous dimension of twist 2 operators or in the cusp anomaly. In the limit when the number of spikes… 

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