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bosonic M-theory

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Idea

In analogy to how there is conjectured to be a non-perturbative completion of superstring theory on 10-dimensional spacetimes to an 11-dimensional theory to be called “M-theory”, there has been the speculation that the bosonic string with its 26-dimensional target spacetime might have a non-perturbative completion in a 27-dimensional theory of sorts: “bosonic M-theory” (Horowitz-Susskind 00)

References

The term “bosonic M-theory” was coined in

The suggestion that the 26 dimensions of the target spacetime of the bosonic string could somehow be identified with the 10 even+16 odd10_{even} + 16_{odd} dimensions of the heterotic string was previously voiced in

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