Aspects of space-time dualities

Amit Giveon*, Massimo Porrati

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Duality groups of Abelian gauge theories on four manifolds and their reduction to two dimensions are considered. The duality groups include elements that relate different space-times in addition to relating different gauge-coupling matrices. We interpret (some of) such dualities as the geometrical symmetries of compactified theories in higher dimensions. In particular, we consider compactifications of a (self-dual) 2-form in 6 -D, and compactifications of a self-dual 4-form in 10 - D. Relations with a self-dual superstring in 6 - D and with the type HB superstring are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 26 Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
AC thanks the Department of Physics of NYU for its kind hospitality. The work of AG is supportedi n part by BSF - American-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation, and by the BRF - the Basic Research Foundation. The work of MP is supportedi n part by NSF under grant PHY-93 18781.


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