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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