publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

M theory as a matrix model: A conjecture

Stephen H. Shenker; Tom Banks; Leonard Susskind; Willy Fischler;
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  • Published: 15 Apr 1997 Journal: Physical Review D, volume 55, pages 5,112-5,128 (issn: 0556-2821, eissn: 1089-4918, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
We suggest and motivate a precise equivalence between uncompactified 11-dimensional M theory and the N={infinity} limit of the supersymmetric matrix quantum mechanics describing D0 branes. The evidence for the conjecture consists of several correspondences between the two theories. As a consequence of supersymmetry the simple matrix model is rich enough to describe the properties of the entire Fock space of massless well separated particles of the supergravity theory. In one particular kinematic situation the leading large distance interaction of these particles is exactly described by supergravity. The model appears to be a nonperturbative realization of the ho...
arXiv: High Energy Physics::TheoryHigh Energy Physics::Phenomenology
free text keywords: Supergravity, M-theory, Matrix (mathematics), Noncommutative geometry, Matrix string theory, M2-brane, Physics, Supersymmetry, Little string theory, Quantum mechanics, Theoretical physics
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