Branes from matrices

Tom Banks, Nathan Seiberg, Stephen Shenker

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Various aspects of branes in the recently proposed matrix model for M-theory are discussed. A careful analysis of the supersymmetry algebra of the matrix model uncovers some central charges which can be activated only in the large N limit. We identify the states with non-zero charges as branes of different dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-106
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 14 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • BPS p-branes
  • Central charges
  • Large N limit
  • M-theory
  • Matrix model


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