Twisted topological structures related to M-branes

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Abstract

Studying the M-branes leads us naturally to new structures that we call Membrane-, Membranec, StringK(ℤ,3) and Fivebrane K(ℤ,4) structures, which we show can also have twisted counterparts. We study some of their basic properties, highlight analogies with structures associated with lower levels of the Whitehead tower of the orthogonal group, and demonstrate the relations to M-branes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1116
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Fivebrane structures
  • M-branes
  • Spin characteristic classes
  • String structures
  • anomalies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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