# Yang-Mills glueballs as closed bosonic strings

@article{Dubovsky2016YangMillsGA, title={Yang-Mills glueballs as closed bosonic strings}, author={Sergei Dubovsky and Guzm{\'a}n Hern{\'a}ndez-Chifflet}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2016}, volume={2017}, pages={1-35} }

A bstractWe put forward the Axionic String Ansatz (ASA), which provides a unified description for the worldsheet dynamics of confining strings in pure Yang-Mills theory both in D = 3 and D = 4 space-time dimensions. The ASA is motivated by the excitation spectrum of long confining strings, as measured on a lattice, and by recently constructed integrable axionic non-critical string models. According to the ASA, pure gluodynamics in 3D is described by a non-critical bosonic string theory without…

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