### Abstract

Duality groups of Abelian gauge theories on four manifolds and their reduction to two dimensions are considered. The duality groups include elements that relate different space-times in addition to relating different gauge-coupling matrices. We interpret (some of) such dualities as the geometrical symmetries of compactified theories in higher dimensions. In particular, we consider compactifications of a (self-dual) 2-form in 6 -D, and compactifications of a self-dual 4-form in 10 - D. Relations with a self-dual superstring in 6 - D and with the type HB superstring are discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 81-86 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 385 |

Issue number | 1-4 |

State | Published - Sep 26 1996 |

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*,

*385*(1-4), 81-86.

**Aspects of space-time dualities.** / Giveon, Amit; Porrati, Massimo.

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*, vol. 385, no. 1-4, pp. 81-86.

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T1 - Aspects of space-time dualities

AU - Giveon, Amit

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