Published Article / Particle Physics - Theory PUPT-1665 hep-th/9611103

Matrices on a point as the theory of everything

Periwal, V (Princeton University)


Abstract: It is shown that the world-line can be eliminated in the matrix quantum mechanics conjectured by Banks, Fischler, Shenker and Susskind to describe the light-cone physics of M theory. The resulting matrix model has a form that suggests origins in the reduction to a point of a Yang-Mills theory. The reduction of the Nishino-Sezgin $10+2$ dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory to a point gives a matrix model with the appropriate features: Lorentz invariance in $9+1$ dimensions, supersymmetry, and the correct number of physical degrees of freedom.

Published in: Phys. Rev. D: 55 (1997) no. 4, pp. 1711

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