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F-theory, SO(32) and Toric Geometry

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We show that the F-theory dual of the heterotic string with unbroken Spin(32)/Z_2 symmetry in eight dimensions can be described in terms of the same polyhedron that can also encode unbroken E_8\times E_8 symmetry. By considering particular compactifications with this K3 surface as a fiber, we can reproduce the recently found `record gauge group' in six dimensions and obtain a new `record gauge group' in four dimensions. Our observations relate to the toric diagram for the intersection of comp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Role:
Author
Journal:
Phys.Lett. B
Volume:
413
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
63-69
Publication date:
1997-06-30
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ISSN:
0370-2693
URN:
uuid:7c394061-c2dd-451d-8f7a-6fc1167dec1a
Source identifiers:
10382
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pubs:10382
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English
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