Poisson-Lie T-duality




What has come to be called nonabelian T-duality (Ossa-Quevedo 92) Poisson-Lie T-Duality (due to Klimcik-Ševera 95, von Unge 02) is a generalization of T-duality from fiber bundles equipped with an abelian group of isometries (torus bundles) to those with a nonabelian group of isometries.

It has been proven that these generalized T-dualities are are/induce equivalences of the corresponding string sigma-models at the level of classical field theory. However it seems to be open, and in fact questionable, that away from standard T-duality this yields an equivalence at the level of worldsheet quantum field theories, hence it is open whether Poisson-Lie/non-abelian T-duality is really a duality operation on perturbative string theory vacua.

Poisson-Lie T-duality may also be made manifest at the level of type II supergravity in the framework of double field theory on group manifolds. Using this framework both the NS/NS sector and the R/R sector are captured, and this allows to derive the transformation of the RR fields for full Poisson-Lie T-duality (Hassler 17).


The original articles are

Review includes

  • I. Petr, From Buscher Duality to Poisson‐Lie T‐Plurality on Supermanifolds, AIP Conference Proceedings 1307, 119 (2010) (doi:10.1063/1.3527407)

  • Konstadinos Sfetsos, Recent developments in non-Abelian T-duality in string theory, Fortschr. Phys., Special Issue: Proceedings of the “Schools and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity” (CORFU 2010), 29 August – 12 September 2010, Corfu (Greece) Volume59, Issue11‐12 (arXiv:1105.0537)

See also

Discussion of the duality at the level of type II supergravity equations of motion is (using Riemannian geometry of Courant algebroids) due to

  • Branislav Jurco, Jan Vysoky, Poisson-Lie T-duality of String Effective Actions: A New Approach to the Dilaton Puzzle, Journal of Geometry and Physics Volume 130, August 2018, Pages 1-26 (arXiv:1708.04079)

See also

Discussion of nonabelian T-folds:

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