Notes on matrix and micro strings

Robbert Dijkgraaf, E. Verlinde, H. Verlinde

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We review some recent developments in the study of M-theory compactifications via Matrix theory. In particular we highlight the appearance of IIA strings and their interactions, and explain the unifying role of the M-theory five-brane for describing the spectrum of the T5 compactification and its duality symmetries. The 5+1-dimensional micro-string theory that lives on the fivebrane world-volume takes a central place in this presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-54
Number of pages27
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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