We discuss M(atrix) theory compactification on T6. This theory is described by the large N limit of the world-volume theory, of N Kaluza-Klein monopoles in eleven dimensions. We discuss the BPS states, and their arrangement in E6 multiplets. We then propose the formulation of the world-volume theory of KK monopoles in eleven dimensions that decouples from the bulk. This is given by a large N1 m(atrix) theory with eight supercharges, corresponding to the quantum mechanics theory of N1 zero-branes inside the Type IIA Kaluza-Klein monopole. Various limits of the construction are considered.
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We would like to thank discussions with Ofer Aharony, Jacques Distler, Savdeep Sethi, Eva Silverstein and Edward Witten. The research of A.H. is supported in part by National Science Foundation grant NSF-PHY-9513835. The research of G.L. is supported in part by National Science Foundation grant NSF-PHY-9157482.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics