Matrix and micro strings

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Abstract

We review some recent development in the matrix approach to M-theory. In particular, we explain the unifying role of the M5 brane for describing the spectrum of the T5 compactification of M-theory, and highlight the appearance of IIA strings and their interactions. We also describe some properties of the 5+1-dimensional micro-string theory that lives of the 5-brane world-volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-362
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume62
Issue number1-3 PROC.SUPPL.
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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