New "gauge" theories in six dimensions

Edward Witten

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Abstract

More general constructions are given of six-dimensional theories that look at low energy like six-dimensional super Yang-Mills theory. The constructions start with either parallel fivebranes in Type IIB, or M-theory on (ℂ2 × S1)/Γ for Γ a suitable finite group. Via these constructions, one can obtain six-dimensional theories with any simple gauge group, and SU(r) theories with any rational theta angle. A matrix construction of these theories is also possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XI-26
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • M- And F-theories and Other Generalizations
  • String Duality
  • String and Superstring Scattering

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