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BPS states in Matrix Strings

Abstract

Matrix string theory (or more generally U-Duality) requires Super Yang-Mills theory to reflect a stringy degeneracy of BPS short multiplets. These are found as supersymmetric states in the Yang-Mills carrying (fractionated) momentum, or in some cases, instanton number. Their energies also agree with those expected from M(atrix) theory. A nice parallel also emerges in the relevant cases, between momentum and instanton number, (both integral as well as fractional) providing evidence for a recent conjecture relating the two.Comment: Harvmac, 14 pages (big

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