# Why Is the Matrix Model Correct

@article{Seiberg1997WhyIT,
title={Why Is the Matrix Model Correct},
author={Nathan Seiberg},
journal={Physical Review Letters},
year={1997},
volume={79},
pages={3577-3580}
}
• N. Seiberg
• Published 1 October 1997
• Physics
• Physical Review Letters
We consider the compactification of M theory on a lightlike circle as a limit of a compactification on a small spatial circle boosted by a large amount. Assuming that the compactification on a small spatial circle is weakly coupled type-IIA theory, we derive Susskind{close_quote}s conjecture that M theory compactified on a lightlike circle is given by the finite N version of the matrix model of Banks, Fischler, Shenker, and Susskind. This point of view provides a uniform derivation of the…
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