Strings in five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space with a symmetry

Tatsuhiko Koike, Hiroshi Kozaki, Hideki Ishihara

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The equation of motion of an extended object in spacetime reduces to an ordinary differential equation in the presence of symmetry. By properly defining the symmetry with the notion of cohomogeneity, we discuss the method for classifying all these extended objects. We carry out the classification for the strings in the five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space by the effective use of the local isomorphism between SO(4,2) and SU(2,2). In the case where the string is described by the Nambu-Goto action, we present a general method for solving the trajectory. We then apply the method to one of the classification cases, where the spacetime naturally obtains a Hopf-like bundle structure, and find a solution. The geometry of the solution is analyzed and found to be a timelike, helicoidlike surface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125003
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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