Two-dimensional superstrings and the supersymmetric matrix model

John McGreevy, Sameer Murthy, Herman Verlinde

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We present evidence that the supersymmetric matrix model of Marinari and Parisi represents the world-line theory of N unstable D-particles in type II superstring theory in two dimensions. This identification suggests that the matrix model gives a holographic description of superstrings in a two-dimensional black hole geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-330
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • D-branes
  • Matrix Models
  • Tachyon Condensation


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