# Matter from geometry

@inproceedings{Katz1997MatterFG, title={Matter from geometry}, author={S. Katz and C. Vafa}, year={1997} }

Abstract We provide a local geometric description of how charged matter arises in type IIA, M-theory, of F-theory compactifications on Calabi-Yau manifolds. The basic idea is to deform a higher singularity into a lower one through Cartan deformations which vary over space. The results agree with expectations based on string dualities.

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