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Why matrix theory is hard

Douglas, Michael R. and Ooguri, Hirosi (1998) Why matrix theory is hard. Physics Letters B, 425 (1-2). pp. 71-76. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00114-2.

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Recently Sen and Seiberg gave a prescription for constructing the matrix theory in any superstring background. We use their prescription to test the finite N matrix theory conjecture on an ALE space. Based on our earlier work with Shenker, we find a sharper discrepancy between matrix theory computation and supergravity prediction. We discuss subtleties in the light-front quantization which may lead to a resolution to the discrepancy.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 29 October 1997. We would like to thank Tom Banks, Kiyoshi Higashijima, Ashoke Sen, Koichi Yamawaki and, in particular, Steve Shenker for discussion. H.O. is supported in part by NSF grant PHY-951497 and DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098.
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Official Citation:Michael R. Douglas, Hirosi Ooguri, Why matrix theory is hard, Physics Letters B, Volume 425, Issues 1–2, 16 April 1998, Pages 71-76, ISSN 0370-2693, (
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