Seven-dimensional octonionic Yang-Mills instanton and its extension to an heterotic string soliton

Murat Günaydin, Hermann Nicolai

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Abstract

We construct an octonionic instanton solution to the seven-dimensional Yang-Mills theory based on the exceptional gauge group G2 which is the automorphism group of the division algebra of octonions. This octonionic has an extension to a solitonic solution of the low energy effective theory of the heterotic string that preserves two of the sixteen supersymmetries and hence corresponds to N = 1 space-time supersymmetry in (2+1) dimensions transverse to the seven dimensions where the Yang-Mills instanton is defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume351
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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