M-theory/heterotic duality: a Kaluza-Klein perspective Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the duality relationship between M-theory and heterotic string theory at the classical level, emphasising the transformations between the Kaluza-Klein reductions of these two theories on the K3 and T3 manifolds. Particular attention is devoted to the corresponding structures of -model cosets and the correspondence between the p-brane charge lattices. We also present simple and detailed derivations of the global symmetries and coset structures of the toroidally compactified heterotic theory in all dimensions D 3, making use of the formalism of solvable Lie algebras. 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 36

publication date

  • May 1999