Tachyons in the Galilean limit

Carles Batlle, Joaquim Gomis, Luca Mezincescu, Paul K. Townsend

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The Souriau massless Galilean particle of “colour” k and spin s is shown to be the Galilean limit of the Souriau tachyon of mass m = ik and spin s. We compare and contrast this result with the Galilean limit of the Nambu-Goto string and Green-Schwarz superstring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number120
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Space-Time Symmetries
  • p-branes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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