M theory as a matrix model: A Conjecture

@article{Banks1997MTA,
  title={M theory as a matrix model: A Conjecture},
  author={T. Banks and W. Fischler and S. Shenker and L. Susskind},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={1997},
  volume={55},
  pages={5112-5128}
}
  • T. Banks, W. Fischler, +1 author L. Susskind
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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