• Publications
  • Influence
Noncommutative perturbative dynamics
We study the perturbative dynamics of noncommutative field theories on R d , and find an intriguing mixing of the UV and the IR. High energies of virtual particles in loops produce non-analyticity at
The Hagedorn - deconfinement phase transition in weakly coupled large N gauge theories
Ofer Aharony, Joseph Marsano, Shiraz Minwalla, Kyriakos Papadodimas and Mark Van Raamsdonk Department of Particle Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel Jefferson Physical
Gravitation from entanglement in holographic CFTs
A bstractEntanglement entropy obeys a ‘first law’, an exact quantum generalization of the ordinary first law of thermodynamics. In any CFT with a semiclassical holographic dual, this first law has an
A Massive Study of M2-brane Proposals
We test the proposals for the worldvolume theory of M2-branes by studying its maximally supersymmetric mass-deformation. We check the simplest prediction for the mass-deformed theory on N M2-branes:
Matrix perturbation theory for M-theory on a PP-wave
In this paper, we study the matrix model proposed by Berenstein, Maldacena, and Nastase to describe M-theory on the maximally supersymmetric pp-wave. We show that the model may be derived directly as
Comments on the Bagger-Lambert theory and multiple M2-branes
We study the SO(8) superconformal theory proposed recently by Bagger and Lambert as a possible worldvolume theory for multiple M2-branes. For their explicit example with gauge group SO(4), we rewrite
M2-branes on M-folds
We argue that the moduli space for the Bagger-Lambert A4 theory at level k is (8 × 8)/D2k, where D2k is the dihedral group of order 4k. We conjecture that the theory describes two M2-branes on a 2k
Building up spacetime with quantum entanglement
In this essay, we argue that the emergence of classically connected spacetimes is intimately related to the quantum entanglement of degrees of freedom in a non-perturbative description of quantum
Transverse Fivebranes in Matrix Theory
M-theory on the maximally supersymmetric plane wave background of eleven-dimensional supergravity admits spherical BPS transverse M5-branes with zero light-cone energy. We give direct evidence that