Aspects of space-time dualities

Amit Giveon, Massimo Porrati

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    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 languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)81-86
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume385
    Issue number1-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 26 1996

      Fingerprint

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

    Cite this