The strong coupling dynamics of string theories in dimension d ⩾ 4 are studied. It is argued, among other things, that eleven-dimensional supergravity arises as a low energy limit of the ten-dimensional Type IIA superstring, and that a recently conjectured duality between the heterotic string and Type IIA superstrings controls the strong coupling dynamics of the heterotic string in five, six, and seven dimensions and implies S-duality for both heterotic and Type II strings.
Nuclear Physics B
- Pub Date:
- February 1995
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 54 pages, harvmac. Some references have been added and discussion of five-dimensional heterotic string expanded.