Matter from geometry

Sheldon Katz, Cumrun Vafa

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We provide a local geometric description of how charged matter arises in type IIA, M-theory, or 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 21 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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