A higher twist in string theory

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Abstract

Considering the gauge field and its dual in heterotic string theory as a unified field, we show that the equations of motion at the rational level contain a twisted differential with a novel degree seven twist. This generalizes the usual degree three twist that lifts to twisted K-theory and raises the natural question of whether at the integral level the abelianized gauge fields belong to a generalized cohomology theory. Some remarks on possible such extension are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-373
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geometry and Physics
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Heterotic string theory
  • K-theory
  • Twisted cohomology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Geometry and Topology

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