M-theory dualities and generalised geometry

20 February 2012
12:00
Hadi Godazgar
Abstract
In this talk we will review M-theory dualities and recent attempts to make these dualities manifest in eleven-dimensional supergravity. We will review the work of Berman and Perry and then outline a prescription, called non-linear realisation, for making larger duality symmetries manifest. Finally, we will explain how the local symmetries are described by generalised geometry, which leads to a duality-covariant constraint that allows one to reduce from generalised space to physical space.
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