Branes , Calabi – Yau Spaces , and Toroidal Compactification of the N = 1 Six-Dimensional E 8 Theory

@inproceedings{Ganor1996BranesC,
  title={Branes , Calabi – Yau Spaces , and Toroidal Compactification of the N = 1 Six-Dimensional E 8 Theory},
  author={Ori J. Ganor and David R. Morrison and Nathan Seiberg},
  year={1996}
}
We consider compactifications of theN = 1, d = 6, E8 theory on tori to five, four, and three dimensions and learn about some properties of this theory. As a by-product we derive the SL(2,Z) duality of the N = 2, d = 4, SU(2) theory with Nf = 4. Using this theory on a D-brane probe we shed new light on the singularities of F-theory compactifications to eight dimensions. As another application we consider compactifications of F-theory, M-theory and the IIA string on (singular) Calabi-Yau spaces… CONTINUE READING
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