Branes from matrix theory in pp-wave background

Seungjoon Hyun, Hyeonjoon Shin

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Based on the recently proposed action for matrix theory describing the DLCQ M-theory in the maximally supersymmetric pp-wave background, we obtain the supersymmetry algebra of supercharge density. Using supersymmetry transformation rules for fermions, we identify BPS states with the central charges in the supersymmetry algebra, which can be activated only in the large-N limit. They preserve some fraction of supersymmetries and correspond to rotating transverse membranes and longitudinal fivebranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work of S.H. was supported in part by grant No. 2000-1-11200-001-3 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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