Solving pure yang-mills theory in 2+1 dimensions

Robert G. Leigh, Djordje Minic, Alexandr Yelnikov

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We analytically compute the spectrum of the spin zero glueballs in the planar limit of pure Yang-Mills theory in 2+1 dimensions. The new ingredient is provided by our computation of a new nontrivial form of the ground state wave functional. The mass spectrum of the theory is determined by the zeroes of Bessel functions, and the agreement with large N lattice data is excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number222001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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