Continuum strings from discrete field theories

Igor Klebanov, Leonard Susskind

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We demonstrate that one of the phases of a light-cone lattice gauge theory with an infinite number of colors exactly describes free fundamental strings. The lattice spacing does not have to be taken to zero. Thus, exact rotation and translation invariance can coexist with discrete space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 31 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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