Time-like T duality algebra

Johannes Keurentjes

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When compactifying M- or type II string-theories on tori of indefinite space-time signature, their low energy theories involve sigma models on E_{n(n)}/H_n, where H_n is a not necessarily compact subgroup of E_{n(n)} whose complexification is identical to the complexification of the maximal compact subgroup of E_{n(n)}. We discuss how to compute the group H_n. For finite dimensional E_{n(n)}, a formula derived from the theory of real forms of E_n algebra's gives the possible groups immediately. A few groups that have not appeared in the literature are found. For n=9,10,11 we compute and describe the relevant real forms of E_n and H_n. A given H_n can correspond to multiple signatures for the compact torus. We compute the groups H_n for all compactifications of M-, M*-, and M'-theories, and type II-, II*- and II'-theories on tori of arbitrary signature, and collect them in tables that outline the dualities between them. In an appendix we list cosets G/H, with G split and H a subgroup of G, that are relevant to timelike toroidal compactifications and oxidation of theories with enhanced symmetries.
Original languageEnglish
Article number34
Pages (from-to)1-34
JournalThe Journal of high energy physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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