Target space pseudoduality between dual symmetric spaces

Orlando Alvarez

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A set of on shell duality equations is proposed that leads to a map between strings moving on symmetric spaces with opposite curvatures. The transformation maps "waves" on a Riemannian symmetric space M to "waves" on its dual Riemannian symmetric space M̃. This transformation preserves the energy momentum tensor though it is not a canonical transformation. The preservation of the energy momentum tensor has a natural geometrical interpretation. The transformation maps "particle-like solutions" into static "soliton-like solutions". The results presented here generalize earlier results of E. Ivanov.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-154
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 28 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • 02.40.-k
  • 03.50.-z
  • 11.25.-w
  • Duality
  • Geometry
  • Strings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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