Physical interpretation of certain strong coupling singularities

Edward Witten

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Abstract

We interpret certain strong coupling singularities of the E8 × E8 heterotic string on K3 in terms of exotic six-dimensional theories in which E8 is a gauge symmetry. These theories are closely related to theories obtained at small instanton singularities, which have E8 as a global symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2649-2654
Number of pages6
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume11
Issue number32-33
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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