# To gauge or not to gauge?

## Abstract

The D0 brane, or BFSS, matrix model is a quantum mechanical theory with an interesting gravity dual. We consider a variant of this model where we treat the SU(N) symmetry as a global symmetry, rather than as a gauge symmetry. This variant contains new non-singlet states. We consider the impact of these new states on its gravity dual. We argue that the gravity dual is essentially the same as the one for the original matrix model. The non-singlet states have higher energy at strong coupling and are therefore dynamically suppressed.

- Authors:

- Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States). School of Natural Sciences
- Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Physics

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1502481

- Grant/Contract Number:
- SC0009988

- Resource Type:
- Accepted Manuscript

- Journal Name:
- Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2018; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479

- Publisher:
- Springer Berlin

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AdS-CFT Correspondence, D-branes, Gauge Symmetry, M(atrix) Theories

### Citation Formats

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Maldacena, Juan, and Milekhin, Alexey. To gauge or not to gauge?. United States: N. p., 2018.
Web. doi:10.1007/jhep04(2018)084.
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Maldacena, Juan, & Milekhin, Alexey. To gauge or not to gauge?. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep04(2018)084.
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Maldacena, Juan, and Milekhin, Alexey. Mon .
"To gauge or not to gauge?". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep04(2018)084. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502481.
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title = {To gauge or not to gauge?},

author = {Maldacena, Juan and Milekhin, Alexey},

abstractNote = {The D0 brane, or BFSS, matrix model is a quantum mechanical theory with an interesting gravity dual. We consider a variant of this model where we treat the SU(N) symmetry as a global symmetry, rather than as a gauge symmetry. This variant contains new non-singlet states. We consider the impact of these new states on its gravity dual. We argue that the gravity dual is essentially the same as the one for the original matrix model. The non-singlet states have higher energy at strong coupling and are therefore dynamically suppressed.},

doi = {10.1007/jhep04(2018)084},

journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},

number = 4,

volume = 2018,

place = {United States},

year = {2018},

month = {4}

}

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Figure 1: Sketch of the gravity solution at finite temperature. The shaded region near the boundary is highly curved. Moving further inwards we fi nd a region of lower curvature that can be described by Einstein gravity. We will argue that the lowerst energy non-singlet excitations live purely in themore »

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