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Title: K-theory, D-branes and Ramond-Ramond fields
Author: Valentino, Alessandro
ISNI:       0000 0001 3541 9256
Awarding Body: Heriot-Watt University
Current Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is dedicated to the study of K-theoretical properties of D-branes and Ramond-Ramond fields. We construct abelian groups which define a homology theory on the category CW-complexes, and prove that this homology theory is equivalent to the bordism 3n of KO-homology, the dual theory to KO-theory. We construct an isomorphism between our geometric representation and the SLUdlytic representation of KO-homology, which induces a natural equivalence of homology functors. We apply this framework to describe mathematical properties of D-branes in type I String theory.
Supervisor: Szabo, Richard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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