Long string dynamics in pure gravity on AdS<inf>3</inf>

J. Kim, M. Porrati

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    We study the classical dynamics of a completion of pure AdS<inf>3</inf> gravity, whose only degrees of freedom are boundary gravitons and long strings. We argue that the best regime for describing pure gravity is that of “heavy” strings, for which back-reaction effects on the metric must be taken into account. We show that once back-reaction is properly accounted for, regular finite-energy states are produced by heavy strings even in the infinite-tension limit. Such a process is similar to, but different from, nucleation of space out of a “bubble of nothing.”

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)477-483
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
    Volume120
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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    Long string dynamics in pure gravity on AdS<inf>3</inf> . / Kim, J.; Porrati, M.

    In: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Vol. 120, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 477-483.

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