## Abstract

We study the large N limit of the interacting superconformal field theories associated with N M5 branes or M2 branes using the recently proposed relation between these theories and M theory on AdS spaces. We first analyze the spectrum of chiral operators of the 6d (0,2) theory associated with M5 branes in flat space, and find full agreement with earlier results obtained using its DLCQ description as quantum mechanics on a moduli space of instantons. We then perform a similar analysis for the D_{N} type 6d (0,2) theories associated with M5 branes at an R^{5}/Z_{2} singularity, and for the 3d script N sign = 8 superconformal field theories associated with M2 branes in flat space and at an R^{8}/Z_{2} singularity respectively. Little is known about these three theories, and our study yields for the first time their spectrum of chiral operators (in the large N limit).

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 87-93 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 430 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 25 Jun 1998 |

Externally published | Yes |

### Funding

Funders | Funder number |
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National Science Foundation | FG02-96ER40559, PHY-951497, PHY94-07194 |

U.S. Department of Energy | DE-AC03-76SF00098 |

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