A new hat for the c = 1 matrix model

M. R. Douglas, I. R. Klebanov, D. Kutasov, J. Maldacena, E. Martinec, N. Seiberg

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We consider two-dimensional supergravity coupled to ĉ = 1 matter. This system can also be interpreted as noncritical type 0 string theory in a two-dimensional target space. After reviewing and extending the traditional descriptions of this class of theories, we provide a matrix model description. The OB theory is similar to the realization of two-dimensional bosonic string theory via matrix quantum mechanics in an inverted harmonic oscillator potential; the difference is that we expand around a non-perturbatively stable vacuum, where the matrix eigenvalues are equally distributed on both sides of the potential. The OA theory is described by a quiver matrix model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Fields to Strings
Subtitle of host publicationCircumnavigating Theoretical Physics: Ian Kogan Memorial Collection
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages70
ISBN (Electronic)9789812775344
ISBN (Print)9789812389558
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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