Interactions of strings and D-branes from M theory

Ofer Aharony*, Jacob Sonnenschein, Shimon Yankielowicz

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We discuss the relation between M theory and type II string theories. We show that, assuming "natural" interactions between membranes and fivebranes in M theory, the known interactions between strings and D-branes in type II string theories arise in appropriate limits. Our discussion of the interactions is purely at the classical level. We remark on issues associated with the M theory approach to enhanced gauge symmetries, which deserve further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-322
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number2
StatePublished - 26 Aug 1996


FundersFunder number
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research
Israel Academy of Science
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation


    • D-branes
    • M theory
    • String theory


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