On the Matrix Description of Calabi-Yau Compactifications

  title={On the Matrix Description of Calabi-Yau Compactifications},
  author={Shamit Kachru and A. C. St. Lawrence and E. Silverstein},
We point out that the matrix description of M-theory compactified on Calabi-Yau threefolds is in many respects simpler than the matrix description of a T 6 compactification. This is largely because of the differences between D6 branes wrapped on Calabi-Yau threefolds and D6 branes wrapped on six-tori. In particular, if we define the matrix theory following the prescription of Sen and Seiberg, we find that the remaining degrees of freedom are decoupled from gravity.