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The string little algebra

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2250051
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number10
Published10 Apr 2022

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We consider the string, like point particles and branes, to be an irreducible representation of the semi-direct product of the Cartan involution invariant subalgebra of E11 and its vector representation. We show that the subalgebra that preserves the string charges, the string little algebra, is essentially the Borel subalgebra of E9. We also show that the known string physical states carry a representation of parts of this algebra.

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