Via compactification on a circle, the matrix model of M-theory proposed by Banks et al. suggests a concrete identification between the large N limit of two-dimensional N = 8 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and type IIA string theory. In this paper we collect evidence that supports this identification. We explicitly identify the perturbative string states and their interactions, and describe the appearance of D-particle and D-membrane states.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Matrix theory
- String theory
- Supersymmetric gauge theory