### Abstract

We present M-theory compactifications on K_{3} × K_{3} with membranes near the A_{n} or D_{n} singularities of the K_{3} spaces. By realizing each of these compactifications in two different ways as type I′ models with 2-and 6-branes, we explain the three-dimensional duality between gauge theories recently found by Intriligator and Seiberg. We also find new pairs of dual gauge theories, which we briefly describe.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 107-120 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics, Section B |

Volume | 490 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

State | Published - Apr 14 1997 |

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### Keywords

- Gauge theories
- M-theory
- Strings

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

### Cite this

*Nuclear Physics, Section B*,

*490*(1-2), 107-120.

**M-theory origin of mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories.** / Porrati, Massimo; Zaffaroni, Alberto.

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*Nuclear Physics, Section B*, vol. 490, no. 1-2, pp. 107-120.

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T1 - M-theory origin of mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories

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