Extended Riemannian Geometry II: Local Heterotic Double Field Theory

Andreas Deser, Marc Andre Heller, Christian Saemann

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We continue our exploration of local Double Field Theory (DFT) in terms of symplectic graded manifolds carrying compatible derivations and study the case of heterotic DFT. We start by developing in detail the differential graded manifold that captures heterotic Generalized Geometry which leads to new observations on the generalized metric and its twists. We then give a symplectic pre-NQ-manifold that captures the symmetries and the geometry of local heterotic DFT. We derive a weakened form of the section condition, which arises algebraically from consistency of the symmetry Lie 2-algebra and its action on extended tensors. We also give appropriate notions of twists-which are required for global formulations-and of the torsion and Riemann tensors. Finally, we show how the observed $\alpha'$-corrections are interpreted naturally in our framework.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2018


  • hep-th
  • math-ph
  • math.MP


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