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Exceptional groups in string theory

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Theisen,  Stefan
Quantum Gravity & Unified Theories, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Lüst, D., & Theisen, S. (1989). Exceptional groups in string theory. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 4(17), 4513-4533. doi:10.1142/S0217751X89001916.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5D14-5
Abstract
We review the occurrence of exceptional groups in string theory: their dual role as gauge symmetry and as a symmetry unifying space-time, superconformal ghost and internal degrees of freedom. In both cases the relation to the extended world-sheet supersymmetries is discussed in detail. This is used to construct the supermultiplet structure of the massless sectors of all supergravity theories possible in string theory, in even space-time dimensions between four and ten.