# ANOMALY CANCELLATION: A RETROSPECTIVE FROM A MODERN PERSPECTIVE

@article{Schwarz2001ANOMALYCA, title={ANOMALY CANCELLATION: A RETROSPECTIVE FROM A MODERN PERSPECTIVE}, author={John H. Schwarz}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A}, year={2001}, volume={17}, pages={157-166} }

The mechanism by which gauge and gravitational anomalies cancel in certain string theories is reviewed. The presentation is aimed at theorists who do not necessarily specialize in string theory.

## 6 Citations

### Modular Forms and Anomaly Cancellations in String Theory and M-Theory

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- Physics
- 2003

First a short introduction to principles and some recent developments in string theory is given. In a second part the effective action for fiveas well as four-dimensional heterotic M-theory in the…

### Anomaly Cancellation and Modularity

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- 2013

It has been shown that the Alvarez-Gaume-Witten miraculous anomaly cancellation formula in type IIB superstring theory and its various gen- eralizations can be derived from modularity of certain…

### Fivebrane Structures

- Mathematics
- 2008

We study the cohomological physics of fivebranes in type II and heterotic string theory. We give an interpretation of the one-loop term in type IIA, which involves the first and second Pontrjagin…

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- Mathematics
- 2010

A new conjecture due to John McKay claims that there exists a link between (1) the conjugacy classes of the Monster sporadic group and its offspring, and (2) the Picard groups of bases in certain…

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