All higher genus BPS membranes in the plane wave background

Dongsu Bak, Seok Kim, Kimyeong Lee

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We consider supermembranes in the maximally supersymmetric plane wave geometry of the eleven dimensions and construct complete solutions of the continuum version of the 1/4 BPS equations. The supermembranes may have an arbitrary number of holes and arbitrary cross sectional shapes. In the matrix regularized version, we solve the matrix equations for several simple cases including fuzzy torus. In addition, we show that these solutions are trivially generalized to 1/8 and 1/16 BPS configuations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-808
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • M(atrix) Theories
  • Penrose limit and pp-wave background
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons


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