Twisted topological structures related to M-branes

Hisham Sati

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    Abstract

    Studying the M-branes leads us naturally to new structures that we call Membrane-, Membranec, StringK(ℤ,3) and Fivebrane K(ℤ,4) structures, which we show can also have twisted counterparts. We study some of their basic properties, highlight analogies with structures associated with lower levels of the Whitehead tower of the orthogonal group, and demonstrate the relations to M-branes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1097-1116
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics
    Volume8
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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    Keywords

    • anomalies
    • Fivebrane structures
    • M-branes
    • Spin characteristic classes
    • String structures

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    Twisted topological structures related to M-branes. / Sati, Hisham.

    In: International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, Vol. 8, No. 5, 01.08.2011, p. 1097-1116.

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