String theory dynamics in various dimensions

Edward Witten

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Abstract

The strong coupling dynamics of string theories in dimension d ≥ 4 are studied. It is argued, among other things, that eleven-dimensional supergravity arises as a low energy limit of the ten-dimensional Type IIA superstring, and that a recently conjectured duality between the heterotic string and Type IIA superstrings controls the strong coupling dynamics of the heterotic string in five, six, and seven dimensions and implies S-duality for both heterotic and Type II strings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-126
Number of pages42
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume443
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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