M-theory and characteristic classes

Hisham Sati

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    Abstract

    In this note we show that the Chern-Simons and the one-loop terms in the M-theory action can be written in terms of new characters involving the M-theory four-form and the string classes. This sheds a new light on the topological structure behind M-theory and suggests the construction of a theory of 'higher' characteristic classes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)537-544
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

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    Keywords

    • Anomalies in Field and String Theories
    • M-Theory

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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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