A Quantum Mechanical Model of Spherical Supermembranes
Abstract
We present a quantum mechanical model of spherical supermembranes. Using superfields to represent the Cartesian coordinates of the membrane, we are able to exactly determine its supersymmetric vacua. We find there are two classical vacua, one corresponding to an extended membrane and one corresponding to a pointlike membrane. Instanton effects then lift these vacua to massive states. Similarities to spherical supermembranes as giant gravitons and in Matrix theory on ppwaves is discussed.
 Publication:

Journal of High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 January 2003
 DOI:
 10.1088/11266708/2003/01/070
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0210049
 Bibcode:
 2003JHEP...01..070C
 Keywords:

 M(atrix) Theories Penrose limit and ppwave background Supersymmetry Breaking;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 9 pages