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Properties of Non-relativistic String Theory

by E.A. Bergshoeff, J. Lahnsteiner, L. Romano and C. Simsek

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Eric Bergshoeff
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Preprint Link: scipost_202010_00026v1  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2020-12-22
Date submitted: 2020-10-28 22:28
Submitted by: Bergshoeff, Eric
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 4th International Conference on Holography, String Theory and Discrete Approach in Hanoi (STRHAN2020)
Ontological classification
Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Approach: Theoretical


We show how Newton-Cartan geometry can be generalized to String Newton-Cartan geometry which is the geometry underlying non-relativistic string theory. Several salient properties of non-relativistic string theory in this geometric background are presented and a discussion of possible research for the future is outlined.

Published as SciPost Phys. Proc. 4, 001 (2021)

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Submission scipost_202010_00026v1 on 28 October 2020

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2020-12-15 (Invited Report)

  • Cite as: Anonymous, Report on arXiv:scipost_202010_00026v1, delivered 2020-12-15, doi: 10.21468/SciPost.Report.2298


1. good introduction and motivation of the subject of non-relativistic string theory
2. succinct introduction of Newton-Cartan geometry and stringy Newton-Cartan (SNC) geometry
3. pedagogical derivation of the non-relativistic particle action as background for presenting the action of non-relativistic string in a SNC background
4. nice expose of open research avenues




The article merits publication in SciPost as a proceedings.

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  • significance: high
  • originality: high
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  • formatting: perfect
  • grammar: perfect

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