Strings in AdS 3 and the SL „ 2 , R ... WZW model . I : The spectrum

@inproceedings{Maldacenaa2001StringsIA,
title={Strings in AdS 3 and the SL „ 2 , R ... WZW model . I : The spectrum},
author={Juan Maldacenaa and Hirosi Oogurib},
year={2001}
}

Juan Maldacenaa, Hirosi Oogurib

Published 2001

In this paper we study the spectrum of bosonic string theory on AdS3 . We study classical solutions of the SL(2, R) WZW model, including solutions for long strings with nonzero winding number. We show that the model has a symmetry relating string configurations with different winding numbers. We then study the Hilbert space of the WZW model, including all states related by the above symmetry. This leads to a precise description of long strings. We prove a no-ghost theorem for all the… CONTINUE READING