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duality between heterotic and type II string theory

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Duality in string theory

String theory

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Idea

A duality in string theory relating heterotic string theory to type II string theory via KK-compactification on K3-surfaces. This is the archetypical example of string-string duality.

The non-perturbative enhancement of this is duality between heterotic string theory and M/F-theory.

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Precursor articles:

Original articles

Survey:

Specifically in view of moonshine:

Relation to little string theory:

  • Ofer Aharony, Bartomeu Fiol, David Kutasov, David A. Sahakyan, Little String Theory and Heterotic/Type II Duality, Nucl. Phys. B679:3-65, 2004 (arXiv:hep-th/0310197)

Further developments:

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