A Thermodynamic Interpretation of Time for Superstring Rolling Tachyons - High Energy Physics - Theory

Abstract: Rolling tachyon backgrounds, arising from open strings on unstable branes inbosonic string theory, can be related to a simple statistical mechanical model- Coulomb gas of point charges in two dimensions confined to a circle, theDyson gas. In this letter we describe a statistical system that is dual tonon-BPS branes in superstring theory. We argue that even though the concept oftime is absent in the statistical dual sitting at equilibrium, the notion oftime can emerge at the large number of particles $N \to \infty$ limit.

Author: Jimmy A. Hutasoit, Niko Jokela

Source: https://arxiv.org/