Instantons and the 11th dimension

N. A. Nekrasov

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In this almost non-technical note, mostly aimed at mathematicians, we review the construction of instantons on the non-commutative R4 and explain how their existence is tied up with the existence of M-theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1412
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1784
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Instantons
  • M-theory
  • Moduli spaces
  • Non-commutative geometry
  • Supersymmetry


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