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From current algebra for p-branes to topological M-theory

Show simple item record Bonelli, Giulio en_US Zabzine, Maxim en_US 2005 en_US 2011-09-07T20:28:40Z 2005 en_US 2011-09-07T20:28:40Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation JHEP 0509 (2005) 015 en_US
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dc.description.abstract In this note we generalize a result by Alekseev and Strobl for the case of $p$-branes. We show that there is a relation between anomalous free current algebras and "isotropic" involutive subbundles of $T\oplus \wedge^p T^*$ with the Vinogradov bracket, that is a generalization of the Courant bracket. As an application of this construction we go through some interesting examples: topological strings on symplectic manifolds, topological membrane on $G_2$-manifolds and topological 3-brane on $Spin(7)$ manifolds. We show that these peculiar topological theories are related to the physical (i.e., Nambu-Goto) brane theories in a specific way. These topological brane theories are proposed as microscopic description of topological M/F-theories. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries SISSA;51/2005/EP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;hep-th/0507051 en_US
dc.relation.uri 10.1088/1126-6708/2005/09/015 en_US
dc.title From current algebra for p-branes to topological M-theory en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.contributor.department Elementary Particle Theory en_US
dc.contributor.area Physics en_US

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