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Strings from quivers, membranes from moose.

Mukhi, S. and Rangamani, M. and Verlinde, E. P. (2002) 'Strings from quivers, membranes from moose.', Journal of high energy physics., 2002 (05). 023.


We consider = 2 moose/quiver gauge theories corresponding to N1 D3-branes at a 2/N2 singularity in the ``large moose'' limit where N1 and N2 are scaled to infinity together. In the dual holographic description, this scaling gives rise to a maximally supersymmetric pp-wave background with a compact light-cone direction. We identify the gauge theory operators that describe the Discrete Light-Cone Quantization (DLCQ) of the string in this background. For each discrete light-cone momentum and winding sector there is a separate ground state and Fock space. The large moose/quiver diagram provides a useful graphical representation of the string and its excitations. This representation has a natural explanation in a T-dual language. The dual theory is a non-relativistic type-IIA string wound around the T-dual direction, and bound by a quadratic newtonian potential. We end with some comments on D-string/D-particle states, a possible lift to M-theory and the relation to deconstruction.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:M-Theory, Penrose limit, pp-wave background.
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Record Created:26 Feb 2008
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