# String theory of the Regge intercept.

@article{Hellerman2015StringTO, title={String theory of the Regge intercept.}, author={Simeon Hellerman and Ian Swanson}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2015}, volume={114 11}, pages={ 111601 } }

Using the Polchinski-Strominger effective string theory in the covariant gauge, we compute the mass of a rotating string in D dimensions with large angular momenta J, in one or two planes, in fixed ratio, up to and including first subleading order in the large J expansion. This constitutes a first-principles calculation of the value for the order-J(0) contribution to the mass squared of a meson on the leading Regge trajectory in planar QCD with bosonic quarks. For open strings with Neumann…

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