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Freudenthal gauge theories

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Darren Shih, UCBerkeley
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Feb 28 2013, 4:10PM

We present a novel gauge field theory, based on the Freudenthal Triple System (FTS), a ternary algebra with mixed symmetry (not completely symmetric) structure constants. The theory, named Freudenthal Gauge Theory (FGT), is invariant under two (off-shell) symmetries: the gauge Lie algebra constructed from the FTS triple product and a novel global non-polynomial symmetry, the so-called Freudenthal duality. We discuss the properties of FGT and its relation to BLG theory of multiple membranes in M-theory.