Handbook of Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry and Supersymmetry

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pp: 915–925

DOI: 10.4171/079-1/26

Survey of D-branes and K-theory

Daniel S. Freed[1]

(1) University of Texas at Austin, USA

In this chapter we explain the relation between D-branes in string theory and K-theory. We will not review the purely mathematical developments, but will instead recount the justification for positing K-theory as the home for D-brane charges.

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