M-theory origin of mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories

Massimo Porrati, Alberto Zaffaroni

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    We present M-theory compactifications on K3 × K3 with membranes near the An or Dn singularities of the K3 spaces. By realizing each of these compactifications in two different ways as type I′ models with 2-and 6-branes, we explain the three-dimensional duality between gauge theories recently found by Intriligator and Seiberg. We also find new pairs of dual gauge theories, which we briefly describe.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)107-120
    Number of pages14
    JournalNuclear Physics B
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Apr 14 1997


    • Gauge theories
    • M-theory
    • Strings

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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