A ug 2 00 8 USTC-ICTS-0812 From N M 2 ’ s to N D 2 ’ s

In this short note, we reduce the N = 6, U(N) × U(N) Chern-Simons gauge theories to N = 8, U(N) Yang-Mills gauge theories. This process corresponds to recovering the world-volume theory of N D2-branes from that of N M2-branes in an intermediate energy range. The supersymmetries are enhanced because in this limit the branes localize far away from the… CONTINUE READING