Topological actions via gauge variations of higher structures

Hisham Sati, Matthew Wheeler

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In this note we provide a new perspective on the topological parts of several action functionals in string and M-theory. We show that rationally these can be viewed as large gauge transformations corresponding to variations of higher structures, such as String, Fivebrane, and Ninebrane structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Feb 10 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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