Twisted topological structures related to M-branes

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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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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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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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