The QCDMembrane

Stefano Ansoldi, Carlos Castro, Euro Spallucci
2001 Classical and quantum gravity  
In this paper we study spatially quenched, SU(N) Yang-Mills theory in the large-N limit. The resulting reduced action shows the same formal look as the Banks-Fischler-Shenker-Susskind M-theory action. The Weyl-Wigner-Moyal symbol of this matrix model is the Moyal deformation of a p(=2)-brane action. Thus, the large-N limit of the spatially quenched SU(N) Yang-Mills is seen to describe a dynamical membrane. By assuming spherical symmetry we compute the mass spectrum of this object in the WKB approximation.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/18/15/302 fatcat:ae52767slnecxkri6n3kwbm4vq