Topological actions via gauge variations of higher structures

Hisham Sati, Matthew Wheeler

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    In this note we provide a new perspective on the topological parts of several action functionals in string and M-theory. We show that rationally these can be viewed as large gauge transformations corresponding to variations of higher structures, such as String, Fivebrane, and Ninebrane structures.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)114-118
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume789
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 10 2019

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    Topological actions via gauge variations of higher structures. / Sati, Hisham; Wheeler, Matthew.

    In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 789, 10.02.2019, p. 114-118.

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