Higher spins in the symmetric orbifold of K3

Friday, 3 April, 2015

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The symmetric orbifold of K3 is believed to be the CFT dual of string theory on AdS3 x S3 x K3 at the tensionless point. For the case when the K3 is described by the orbifold T4/Z2, we identify a subsector of the symmetric orbifold theory that is dual to a higher spin theory on AdS3. We analyse how the BPS spectrum of string theory can be described from the higher spin perspective, and determine which single-particle BPS states are accounted for by the perturbative higher spin theory.


Marco Baggio
Matthias R. Gaberdiel
Cheng Peng