Double Field Theory for the A/B-Models and Topological S-Duality in Generalized Geometry

Zoltán Kökényesi, Annamaria Sinkovics, Richard Joseph Szabo

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Abstract

We study AKSZ-type BV constructions for the topological A- and B-models within a double field theory formulation that incorporates backgrounds with geometric and non-geometric fluxes. We relate them to a Courant sigma-model, on an open membrane, corresponding to a generalized complex structure, which reduces to the A- or B-models on the boundary. We introduce S-duality at the level of the membrane sigma-model based on the generalized complex structure, which exchanges the related AKSZ field theories, and interpret it as topological S-duality of the A- and B-models. Our approach leads to new classes of Courant algebroids associated to (generalized) complex geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800069
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Early online date9 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • generalized geometry
  • topological string theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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