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We investigate the behaviour of the bosonic string on AdS3 with H-flux at stringy scales, looking in particular for a ‘tensionless’ limit in which there are massless higher spin gauge fields. We do this by revisiting the physical spectrum of the sl(2, R)k WZW model and considering the limit in which k becomes small. At k = 3 we find that there is an infinite stringy tower of massless higher spin fields which are part of a continuum of light states. This can be viewed as a novel tensionless limit, which appears to be distinct from that inferred from the symmetric orbifold description of superstring AdS3 vacua. Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of High Energy Physics
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SubjectHigher Spin Symmetry; Bosonic Strings; Long strings; AdS-CFT Correspondence
Organisational unit03657 - Gaberdiel, Matthias / Gaberdiel, Matthias
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