(2,0) supersymmetry and the light-cone description of M5-branes

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In arXiv:1007.2982 a novel system of equations which propagate in one null and four space directions were obtained as the on-shell conditions for the six-dimensional (2, 0) superalgebra. In this paper we show how this system reduces to one-dimensional motion on instanton moduli space. Quantization leads to the previous light-cone proposal of the (2, 0) theory, generalized to include a potential that arises on the Coulomb branch as well as couplings to background gauge and self-dual two-form fields.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


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