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Gauge Theory and Supergravity Duality in the PP-Wave Background


Lee, Hok Kong (2005) Gauge Theory and Supergravity Duality in the PP-Wave Background. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/8QS9-Q326.


We test the matrix theory conjecture in the pp-wave by studying two-body interactions between gravitons and membranes. We compute the one-loop effective potential of matrix theory and compare it to the light cone Lagrangian of linearized supergravity. We have exact agreement in the absence of M-momentum transfer. We also find the effective potential that smoothly interpolates between the spherical membrane result and the graviton result. We also collect here partial results from our investigation of interactions with M-momentum transfer.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Duality; Matrix Theory; PP-Wave; String Theory
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Schwarz, John H.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Schwarz, John H. (chair)
  • Weinstein, Alan Jay
  • Kapustin, Anton N.
  • Ooguri, Hirosi
Defense Date:20 June 2005
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05262005-151056
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ID Code:2097
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Deposited On:27 May 2005
Last Modified:22 May 2020 20:48

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