A note on six-dimensional gauge theories

Robert G. Leigh, Moshe Rozali

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We study the new "gauge" theories in 5 + 1 dimensions, and their non-commutative generalizations. We argue that the θ-term and the non-commutative torus parameters appear on an equal footing in the non-critical string theories which define the gauge theories. The use of these theories as a Matrix description of M-theory on T5, as well as a closely related realization as 5-branes in type IIB string theory, proves useful in studying some of their properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 6 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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