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D-brane actions on Kähler manifolds

Douglas, Michael R. and Kato, Akishi and Ooguri, Hirosi (1997) D-brane actions on Kähler manifolds. Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 1 (2). pp. 237-258. ISSN 1095-0761. doi:10.4310/ATMP.1997.v1.n2.a3.

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We consider actions for N D-branes at points in a general Kähler manifold, which satisfy the axioms of D-geometry, and could be used as starting points for defining M(atrix)-theory in curved space. We show that the axioms cannot be satisfied unless the metric is Ricci flat, and argue that such actions do exist when the metric is Ricci flat. This may provide an argument for Ricci flatness in M(atrix)-theory.

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Additional Information:© 1997 International Press. We thank B. de Wit, D.-E. Diaconescu and M. Kontsevich for useful conversations. M.R.D. thanks Cern for hospitality. A.K. would like to thank the Theory Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for hospitality. H.O. thanks Physics Departments of Rutgers, Harvard Universities, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies (L.P.T.H.E.) at Universités Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), and Aspen Center for Physics for hospitality. M.R.D. is supported in part by DOE grant DE-FG05-90ER40559. H.O. is supported in part by NSF grant PHY-95-14797 and DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098. A.K is supported by the fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
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