We provide a brief introduction to the ABJM theory, the level k U(N) × U(N) superconformal Chern-Simons matter theory which has been conjectured to describe N coincident M2-branes. We discuss its dual formulation in terms of M-theory on AdS4 × S7/k and review some of the evidence in favor of the conjecture. We end with a brief discussion of the important role played by the monopole operators.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics