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Global worldsheet anomalies from M-theory

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We present an M-theory proof of the anomaly of Freed and Witten which in general shifts the quantisation law for the U(1) gauge field on a D6-brane. The derivation requires an understanding of how fields on the D6-brane lift to M-theory, together with a localisation formula which we prove using a U(1)-index theorem. We also show how the anomaly is related to the K-theory classification of Ramond-Ramond fields. In addition we discuss the M-theory origin of the D6-brane effective action, and il...

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
969-989
Publication date:
2004-08-05
ISSN:
1029-8479
URN:
uuid:0e8b46e5-797c-4500-96c2-870285c63ee7
Source identifiers:
2003
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pubs:2003

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