Superstrings on AdS3 and symmetric products

Riccardo Argurio*, Amit Giveon, Assaf Shomer

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Some properties of N = 2 superstrings on AdS3 × N are studied. Their spectrum has the same pattern as 2-d CFTs in the moduli space of symmetric products MP/SP, where p is associated with the number of long fundamental strings required to construct the AdS3 background, and M is the spacetime CFT corresponding to short string excitations of a single long string. Worldsheet operators associated with w long strings correspond to twisted sectors of MP/SP.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)XII-41
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2000


  • Ads-CFT Correspondance
  • Conformal Field Models in String Theory
  • Extended Supersymmetry
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings


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