Counting dyons in N = 8 string theory

David Shih, Andrew Strominger, Xi Yin

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A recently discovered relation between 4D and 5D black holes is used to derive exact (weighted) BPS black hole degeneracies for 4D ≤ 8 string theory from the exactly known 5D degeneracies. A direct 4D microscopic derivation in terms of weighted 4D D-brane bound state degeneracies is sketched and found to agree.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number037
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • D-branes


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