# Review of matrix theory

@inproceedings{Bigatti1997ReviewOM, title={Review of matrix theory}, author={Daniela Bigatti and Leonard Susskind}, year={1997} }

Matrix theory [1] is a nonperturbative theory of fundamental processes which evolved out of the older perturbative string theory. There are two well-known formulations of string theory, one covariant and one in the so-called light cone frame [2]. Each has its advantages. In the covariant theory, relativistic invariance is manifest, a euclidean continuation exists and the analytic properties of the S matrix are apparent. This makes it relatively easy to derive properties like CPT and crossing…

## 124 Citations

M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory

- Physics
- 2001

This article reviews the matrix model of M theory. M theory is an 11-dimensional quantum theory of gravity that is believed to underlie all superstring theories. M theory is currently the most…

M theory as a holographic field theory

- Physics
- 1999

We suggest that M theory could be nonperturbatively equivalent to a local quantum field theory. More precisely, we present a “renormalizable” gauge theory in eleven dimensions, and show that it…

Matrix Theory for the DLCQ of Type IIB String Theory on the AdS/Plane-wave

- Physics
- 2007

We propose a recipe to construct the DLCQ Hamiltonian of type IIB string theory on the AdS (and/or plane-wave) background. We consider a system of J number of coincident unstable non-BPS D0-branes of…

String theory and noncommutative geometry

- Mathematics, Physics
- 1999

We extend earlier ideas about the appearance of noncommutative geometry in string theory with a nonzero B-field. We identify a limit in which the entire string dynamics is described by a minimally…

Light-front-quantized QCD in the light-cone gauge: The doubly transverse gauge propagator

- Physics
- 2001

The light-front (LF) quantization of QCD in the light-cone gauge has a number of remarkable advantages, including explicit unitarity, a physical Fock expansion, the absence of ghost degrees of…

Light-front-quantized QCD in a covariant gauge

- Physics
- 1999

The light-front (LF) canonical quantization of quantum chromodynamics in covariant gauges is discussed. The Dirac procedure is used to eliminate the constraints in the gauge-fixed front form theory…

Matrix string theory, contact terms, and superstring field theory

- Physics
- 2003

In this note, we first explain the equivalence between the interaction Hamiltonian of Green-Schwarz light-cone gauge superstring field theory and the twist field formalism known from matrix string…

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- Physics
- 1997

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…

Another Conjecture about M(atrix) Theory

- Physics
- 1997

The current understanding of M(atrix) theory is that in the large N limit certain supersymmetric Yang Mills theories become equivalent to M-theory in the infinite momentum frame. In this paper the…

Comments on black holes in matrix theory

- Physics
- 1998

The recent suggestion that the entropy of Schwarzschild black holes can be computed in matrix theory using near-extremal D-brane thermodynamics is examined. It is found that the regime in which this…

D particle dynamics and bound states

- Physics
- 1996

We study the low energy effective theory describing the dynamics of D-particles. This corresponds to the quantum-mechanical system obtained by dimensional reduction of (9+1)-dimensional…

Schwarzschild Black Holes from Matrix Theory

- Physics
- 1998

We consider matrix theory compactified on T{sup 3} and show that it correctly describes the properties of Schwarzschild black holes in 7+1 dimensions, including the mass-entropy relation, the Hawking…

T Duality in M(atrix) Theory and S Duality in Field Theory

- Mathematics
- 1996

The matrix model formulation of M theory can be generalized to compact transverse backgrounds such as tori. If the number of compact directions is K then the matrix model must be generalized to K+1…