Mirror symmetry as a gauge symmetry

Amit Giveon*, Edward Witten

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It is shown that in string theory mirror duality is a gauge symmetry (a Weyl transformation) in the moduli space of N = 2 backgrounds on group manifolds, and we conjecture on the possible generalization to other backgrounds, such as Calabi-Yau manifolds.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 14 Jul 1994

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Funding Information:
Research of E.W. is supported in part by NSF grant PHY92-45317. Research of A.G. is supported in part by BSF - American-Israeli Bi-National Science Foundation and by an Alon fellowship.


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