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

Massimo Porrati, Alberto Zaffaroni

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    We present M-theory compactifications on K3 × K3 with membranes near the An or Dn singularities of the K3 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 languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)107-120
    Number of pages14
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Volume490
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Apr 14 1997

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    Keywords

    • Gauge theories
    • M-theory
    • Strings

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

    In: Nuclear Physics, Section B, Vol. 490, No. 1-2, 14.04.1997, p. 107-120.

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    Porrati, M & Zaffaroni, A 1997, 'M-theory origin of mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories', Nuclear Physics, Section B, vol. 490, no. 1-2, pp. 107-120.
    Porrati, Massimo ; Zaffaroni, Alberto. / M-theory origin of mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories. In: Nuclear Physics, Section B. 1997 ; Vol. 490, No. 1-2. pp. 107-120.
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