BPS spectrum of the fivebrane and black hole entropy
Abstract
We propose a formulation of ]]dimensional Mtheory in terms of fivebranes with closed strings on their worldvolume. We use this description to construct the complete spectrum of BPS states in compactifications to six and five dimensions. We compute the degeneracy for fixed charge and find it to be in accordance with Uduality (which in our formulation is manifest in six dimensions) and the statistical entropy formula of the corresponding black hole. We also briefly comment on the compactification to four dimensions.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S05503213(96)006384
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9603126
 Bibcode:
 1997NuPhB.486...77D
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 13 pages, latex, no figures, blank lines removed