bosonic M-theory

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)

The term “bosonic M-theory” was coined in

- Gary Horowitz, Leonard Susskind,
*Bosonic M Theory*, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Volume 42, Issue 7 (arXiv:hep-th/0012037)

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

- Nathan Berkovits, Cumrun Vafa,
*On the Uniqueness of String Theory*, Mod.Phys.Lett. A9 (1994) 653-664 (arXiv:hep-th/9310170)

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