nLab Mark Van Raamsdonk

Selected writings

On the non-abelian DBI action for intersecting branes with non-abelian gauge enhancement on their worldvolume:

On the BMN matrix model:

On M5-branes in the BMN matrix model:

and a limit where aspects of little string theory become visible:

On the mass-deformed ABJM model and the Myers effect for M2 branes (M2-M5 brane bound states):

On a variant of the Witten-Sakai-Sugimoto model for holographic QCD with D4 flavor branes:

  • Mark Van Raamsdonk, Kevin Whyte, Baryon charge from embedding topology and a continuous meson spectrum in a new holographic gauge theory, JHEP 1005:073, 2010 (arxiv:0912.0752)

On holographic entanglement entropy:

  • Mark Van Raamsdonk, Building up spacetime with quantum entanglement, Gen. Rel. Grav. 42:2323-2329, 2010; Int. J. Mod. Phys.D19:2429-2435,2010 (arXiv:1005.3035)

  • Mark Van Raamsdonk, Building up spacetime with quantum entanglement II: It from BC-bit (arXiv:1809.01197)

  • Mark Van Raamsdonk, Lectures on Gravity and Entanglement, chapter 5 in New Frontiers in Fields and Strings, TASI 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics 2015 Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (arXiv:1609.00026)

  • Felix M. Haehl, Eric Mintun, Jason Pollack, Antony J. Speranza, Mark Van Raamsdonk, Nonlocal multi-trace sources and bulk entanglement in holographic conformal field theories, J. High Energ. Phys. (2019) 2019: 005 (arxiv:1904.01584, talk recording)

and specifically for AdS2/CFT1 with the BFSS matrix model:

On D-branes:

The Amazing Matrix in String Theory (2006)

Most of the dramatic progress in string theory over the past decade has in some way involved the degrees of freedom of D-branes, solitonic objects in string theory whose low energy physics is described by quantum field theories living on the branes. Essential to many of the applications of D-brane physics is the fact that the number of degrees of freedom of a collection of branes scales not as the number of branes, but as the square of the number of branes. In particular, the fields describing the low energy physics of the branes, including even the coordinates describing the transverse fluctuations of D-branes, become matrix valued. At the classical level, this implies that D-brane configurations are described by a new kind of geometry, with such dramatic possibilities as objects that can change their dimension dynamically. Quantum mechanically, these matrix degrees of freedom can give rise to quantum field theories unlike any studied previously, and most dramatically, to new nonperturbative formulations of string theory and quantum gravity. In this talk, I will review some basic aspects of D-branes and their matrix degrees of freedom, some of the fascinating classical and quantum phenomena associated with these matrix degrees of freedom, and some aspects of the truly remarkable new nonperturbative formulations of string theory.

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