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Unifying standard and exotic duality through graded geometry
20 Nov
20. November 2019

Unifying standard and exotic duality through graded geometry

Gauge theories can often be formulated in different but physically equivalent ways, a concept referred to as duality. Apart from the well known Hodge duality of p-forms and (D-p-2)-forms in D dimensions, several further dualities have been suggested, including (i) dual gravitons, (ii) double dual gravitons, (iii) exotic (D-2,p) duals of p-forms and generalizations thereof. I will discuss how all these dualities can be described in a unified way through a formalism based on graded geometry and construct a universal first-order action for them. I will also comment on the role and status of double and exotic duals in comparison to standard duality and discuss some implications for exotic branes.


Dr. Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis/Division of Theoretical Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb


Institut für Theoretische Physik


20. November 2019
16:15 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr


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30167 Hannover
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