Generalized metric formulation of double field theory

  title={Generalized metric formulation of double field theory},
  author={Olaf Hohm and Christopher M. Hull and Barton Zwiebach},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
The generalized metric is a T-duality covariant symmetric matrix constructed from the metric and two-form gauge field and arises in generalized geometry. We view it here as a metric on the doubled spacetime and use it to give a simple formulation with manifest T-duality of the double field theory that describes the massless sector of closed strings. The gauge transformations are written in terms of a generalized Lie derivative whose commutator algebra is defined by a double field theory… Expand
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