TY - JOUR

T1 - AdS3 OM theory and the self-dual string or membranes ending on the five-brane

AU - Berman, D. S.

AU - Sundell, P.

N1 - Funding Information:
We are thankful to S. Deger and A. Kaya for valuable discussions. We would like to thank O. Aharony, M. Cederwall, S. Elitzur, G. Feretti, A. Giveon, P. Howe, H. Larsson, B.E.W. Nilsson, E. Rabinovici, D. Roest and A. Shomer for stimulating comments. The basic ideas exploited in this Letter took shape during conversations together with E. Bergshoeff and J.P. van der Schaar. The work of D.S.B. is supported by the European RTN network HPRN-CT-2000-00122, the BSF–American–Israeli bi-national science foundation, the center of excellence project, ISF and the German–Israeli bi-national Science foundation. The work of P.S. is part of the research program of Stichting FOM, Utrecht.

PY - 2002/3/14

Y1 - 2002/3/14

N2 - We describe properties of the M-theory five-brane containing Q coincident self-dual strings on its worldvolume. This is the five-brane description of Q membranes ending on the five-brane. In particular, we consider a Maldacena-like low energy limit in the six-dimensional worldvolume which yields a near 'horizon' description of the self-dual string using light open membranes, i.e., OM theory, in an AdS3 × S3 geometry.

AB - We describe properties of the M-theory five-brane containing Q coincident self-dual strings on its worldvolume. This is the five-brane description of Q membranes ending on the five-brane. In particular, we consider a Maldacena-like low energy limit in the six-dimensional worldvolume which yields a near 'horizon' description of the self-dual string using light open membranes, i.e., OM theory, in an AdS3 × S3 geometry.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(02)01249-2

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(02)01249-2

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0009606998

VL - 529

SP - 171

EP - 177

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-2

ER -