On flux quantization in F-theory II : unitary and symplectic gauge groups

@inproceedings{Collinucci2012OnFQ,
title={On flux quantization in F-theory II : unitary and symplectic gauge groups},
author={Andr{\'e}s Collinucci and Raffaele Savelli},
year={2012}
}

Andrés Collinucci, Raffaele Savelli

Published 2012

We study the quantization of the M-theory G-flux on elliptically fibered CalabiYau fourfolds with singularities giving rise to unitary and symplectic gauge groups. We seek and find its relation to the Freed-Witten quantization of worldvolume fluxes on 7branes in type IIB orientifold compactifications on Calabi-Yau threefolds. By explicitly constructing the appropriate four-cycles on which to calculate the periods of the second Chern class of the fourfolds, we find that there is a half-integral… CONTINUE READING