TY - JOUR

T1 - Aspects of space-time dualities

AU - Giveon, Amit

AU - Porrati, Massimo

N1 - 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.

PY - 1996/9/26

Y1 - 1996/9/26

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00826-X

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00826-X

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0042595426

VL - 385

SP - 81

EP - 86

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-4

ER -