Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: M-branes and the (2,0) Superalgebra
28 October 2016 13:00 in CM221
The dynamics of Dp-branes are given by actions which all share a common origin as reductions of ten-dimensional super-Yang-Mills gauge theory. Microscopically this can be viewed as a consequence of T-duality. M-branes are also related by T-duality along a 3 torus but with no microscopic description this is far from manifest. This talk will explore a formalism whereby the M2 and M5-brane dynamics arise as solutions to a single underlying six-dimensional (2,0) superalgebra.