String theory and quark confinement

Alexandre M. Polyakov

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This article is based on a talk given at the "Strings '97" conference. It discusses the search for the universality class of confining strings. The key ingredients include the loop equations, the zigzag symmetry, the non-linear renormalization group. Some new tests for the equivalence between gauge fields and strings are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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