Algebraic structures in exceptional geometry
Paper in proceedings, 2018
Exceptional field theory (EFT) gives a geometric underpinning of the U-duality symmetries of M-theory. In this talk I give an overview of the surprisingly rich algebraic structures which naturally appear in the context of EFT. This includes Borcherds superalgebras, Cartan type superalgebras (tensor hierarchy algebras) and L∞ algebras. This is the written version of a talk based mainly on refs. [1-6], presented at ISQS25, Prague, June 2017, at QTS-10/LT-12, Varna, June 2017, at SQS 2017, Dubna, Aug. 2017, and at the 9th Mathematical Physics Meeting, Belgrade, Sept. 2017.