Eleven-dimensional supergravity on a manifold with boundary

  title={Eleven-dimensional supergravity on a manifold with boundary},
  author={Petr Hořava and Edward Witten},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
Abstract In this paper, we present a systematic analysis of eleven-dimensional supergravity on a manifold with boundary, which is believed to be relevant to the strong coupling limit of the E 8 × E 8 heterotic string. Gauge and gravitational anomalies enter at a very early stage, and require a refinement of the standard Green-Schwarz mechanism for their cancellation. This uniquely determines the gauge group to be a copy of E 8 for each boundary component, fixes the gauge coupling constant in… Expand
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