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M theory as a matrix model: A Conjecture

- T. Banks, W. Fischler, S. Shenker, L. Susskind
- Physics
- 7 October 1996

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… Expand

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On the phase structure of vector-like gauge theories with massless fermions

Abstract We present a systematic expansion for studying an infrared-stable fixed point of gauge theories with massless fermions. These results are combined with information from strong coupling and… Expand

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Symmetries and Strings in Field Theory and Gravity

- T. Banks, N. Seiberg
- Physics
- 23 November 2010

We discuss aspects of global and gauged symmetries in quantum field theory and quantum gravity, focusing on discrete gauge symmetries. An effective Lagrangian description of Zp gauge theories shows… Expand

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Chiral symmetry breaking in confining theories

The behaviour of the chiral order parameter in gauge theories is analysed. It is shown that in the confining phase chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken. We employ a new lattice version of the… Expand

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Probing F-theory with branes

- T. Banks, M. Douglas, N. Seiberg
- Physics
- 29 May 1996

Abstract Last week, A. Sen found an explicit type I string compactification dual to the eight-dimensional F -theory construction with SO (8) 4 nonabelian gauge symmetry. He found that the… Expand

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On the possibility of large axion decay constants

- T. Banks, M. Dine, P. Fox, E. Gorbatov
- Physics
- 28 March 2003

The decay constant of the QCD axion is required by observation to be small compared with the Planck scale. In theories of `natural inflation' and certain proposed anthropic solutions of the… Expand

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Branes from matrices

- T. Banks, N. Seiberg, S. Shenker
- Physics
- 13 December 1996

Abstract 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 changes… Expand

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AdS Dynamics from Conformal Field Theory

- T. Banks, M. Douglas, G. Horowitz, E. Martinec
- Physics
- 4 August 1998

We explore the extent to which a local string theory dynamics in anti-de Sitter space can be determined from its proposed Conformal Field Theory (CFT) description. Free fields in the bulk are… Expand

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A Model for High Energy Scattering in Quantum Gravity

- T. Banks, W. Fischler
- Physics
- 4 June 1999

We present a model for high energy two body scattering in a quantum theory of gravity. The model is applicable for center of mass energies higher than the relevant Planck scale. At impact parameters… Expand

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Constraints on string vacua with spacetime supersymmetry

Abstract We examine the consequences of extended spacetime supersymmetry for classical superstring vacua with four dimensions uncompactified. N = 2 spacetime supersymmetry implies that the “internal”… Expand

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