### Abstract

Considering the gauge field and its dual in heterotic string theory as a unified field, we show that the equations of motion at the rational level contain a twisted differential with a novel degree seven twist. This generalizes the usual degree three twist that lifts to twisted K-theory and raises the natural question of whether at the integral level the abelianized gauge fields belong to a generalized cohomology theory. Some remarks on possible such extension are given.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 369-373 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Journal of Geometry and Physics |

Volume | 59 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Mar 1 2009 |

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### Keywords

- Heterotic string theory
- K-theory
- Twisted cohomology

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Geometry and Topology

### Cite this

*Journal of Geometry and Physics*,

*59*(3), 369-373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomphys.2008.11.009

**A higher twist in string theory.** / Sati, Hisham.

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*Journal of Geometry and Physics*, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 369-373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomphys.2008.11.009

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