Conformai field theory of AdS background with Ramond-Ramond flux

Nathan J. Berkovits, Cumrun Vafa, Edward Witten

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We review a formalism of superstring quantization with manifest six-dimensional spacetime supersymmetry, and apply it to AdS3 × S3 backgrounds with Ramond-Ramond flux. The resulting description is a conformal field theory based on a sigma model whose target space is a certain supergroup SU′(2|2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XXVIII-80
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Conformal Field Models in String Theory
  • Superspaces
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings


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