Long string dynamics in pure gravity on AdS3

J. Kim, M. Porrati

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    We study the classical dynamics of a completion of pure AdS3 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
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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