ar X iv : h ep - t h / 99 06 17 5 v 1 2 3 Ju n 19 99 Light Meson Mass Spectrum from Gauge Fields on Supergravity Backgrounds


We propose that the spectrum of light mesons (the π and ρ, together with their radial excitations) can be calculated in the limit of vanishing light quark masses by studying gauge theory (open string theory) on suitable higher dimensional background geometries. Using the metric proposed by Witten for glueball calculations as a paradigmatic example, we find… (More)


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