Evidence for F theory

  title={Evidence for F theory},
  author={Cumrun Vafa},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • C. Vafa
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
Abstract We construct compact examples of D-manifolds for type IIB strings. The construction has a natural interpretation in terms of compactification of a 12-dimensional `F-theory'. We provide evidence for a more natural reformulation of type IIB theory in terms of F-theory. Compactification of M-theory on a manifold K which admits elliptic fibration is equivalent to compactification of F-theory on K × S 1 . A large class of N = 1 theories in 6 dimensions are obtained by compactification of F… Expand
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