Heterotic and Type I string dynamics from eleven dimensions
Abstract
We propose that the tendimensional E_{8} × E_{8} heterotic string is related to an elevendimensional theory on the orbifold R^{10} × S ^{1}/ Z_{2} in the same way that the Type IIA string in ten dimensions is related to R^{10} × S ^{1}. This in particular determines the strong coupling behavior of the tendimensional E_{8} × E_{8} theory. It also leads to a plausible scenario whereby duality between SO(32) heterotic and Type I superstrings follows from the classical symmetries of the elevendimensional world, just as the SL(2, Z) duality of the tendimensional Type IIB theory follows from elevendimensional diffeomorphism invariance.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1996
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(95)006214
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9510209
 Bibcode:
 1996NuPhB.460..506H
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 27 pages, 2 postscript figures, harvmac, epsf