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Title: Modeling multiple M2-branes

Abstract

We investigate the worldvolume theory that describes N coincident M2-branes ending on an M5-brane. We argue that the fields that describe the transverse spacetime coordinates take values in a nonassociative algebra. We postulate a set of supersymmetry transformations and find that they close into a novel gauge symmetry. We propose a three-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric action to describe the truncation of the full theory to the scalar and spinor fields, and show how a Basu-Harvey fuzzy funnel arises as the Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield solution to this theory.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)
  2. (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21011113
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.045020; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACTION INTEGRAL; ALGEBRA; FUZZY LOGIC; GAUGE INVARIANCE; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SCALAR FIELDS; SPACE-TIME; SPINOR FIELDS; SUPERSYMMETRY; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TRANSFORMATIONS

Citation Formats

Bagger, Jonathan, Lambert, Neil, and Department of Mathematics, King's College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS. Modeling multiple M2-branes. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.045020.
Bagger, Jonathan, Lambert, Neil, & Department of Mathematics, King's College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS. Modeling multiple M2-branes. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.045020.
Bagger, Jonathan, Lambert, Neil, and Department of Mathematics, King's College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS. Thu . "Modeling multiple M2-branes". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.045020.
@article{osti_21011113,
title = {Modeling multiple M2-branes},
author = {Bagger, Jonathan and Lambert, Neil and Department of Mathematics, King's College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS},
abstractNote = {We investigate the worldvolume theory that describes N coincident M2-branes ending on an M5-brane. We argue that the fields that describe the transverse spacetime coordinates take values in a nonassociative algebra. We postulate a set of supersymmetry transformations and find that they close into a novel gauge symmetry. We propose a three-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric action to describe the truncation of the full theory to the scalar and spinor fields, and show how a Basu-Harvey fuzzy funnel arises as the Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield solution to this theory.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.045020},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 4,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}