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Higher Structures in M‐Theory

Jurčo, Branislav, Sämann, Christian, Schreiber, Urs and Wolf, Martin (2019) Higher Structures in M‐Theory In: London Mathematical Society / EPSRC Durham Symposium Higher Structures in M-Theory (Durham University (UK) 12–18 August 2018), 12-18 Aug 2018, Durham University, Durham UK.

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The key open problem of string theory remains its non-perturbative completion to M-theory. A decisive hint to its inner workings comes from numerous appearances of higher structures in the limits of M-theory that are already understood, such as higher degree flux fields and their dualities, or the higher algebraic structures governing closed string field theory. These are all controlled by the higher homotopy theory of derived categories, generalised cohomology theories, and L∞-algebras. This is the introductory chapter to the proceedings of the LMS/EPSRC Durham Symposium on Higher Structures in M-Theory. We first review higher structures as well as their motivation in string theory and beyond. Then we list the contributions in this volume, putting them into context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Jurčo, Branislav
Sämann, Christian
Schreiber, Urs
Date : August 2019
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), London Mathematical Society, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust Learning and Research Support Fund
DOI : 10.1002/prop.201910001
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Jurčo, B., Sämann, C., Schreiber, U., Wolf, M., Higher Structures in M‐Theory. Fortschr. Phys. 2019, 67, 1910001, which has been published in final form at
Uncontrolled Keywords : Higher structures; M‐theory; String theory
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Additional Information : Introductory Article to Proceedings of LMS/EPSRC Durham Symposium Higher Structures in M-Theory, August 2018
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 20 Sep 2019 09:18
Last Modified : 20 Sep 2019 12:28

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