‘Stringy’ Newton–Cartan gravity

Roel Andringa, Eric Bergshoeff, Joaquim Gomis, Mees de Roo

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Abstract

We construct a ‘stringy’ version of Newton–Cartan gravity in which the concept of a Galilean observer plays a central role. We present both the geodesic equations of motion for a fundamental string and the bulk equations of motion in terms of a gravitational potential which is a symmetric tensor with respect to the longitudinal directions of the string. The extension to include a nonzero cosmological constant is given. We stress the symmetries and (partial) gaugings underlying our construction. Our results provide a convenient starting point to investigate applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence based on the non-relativistic ‘stringy’ Galilei algebra.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235020-1-235020-31
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume29
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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