# String universality in ten dimensions.

@article{Adams2010StringUI, title={String universality in ten dimensions.}, author={Allan Adams and Washington Taylor and Oliver Dewolfe}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2010}, volume={105 7}, pages={ 071601 } }

We show that the N=1 supergravity theories in ten dimensions with gauge groups U(1){496} and E{8}×U(1){248} are not consistent quantum theories. Cancellation of anomalies cannot be made compatible with supersymmetry and Abelian gauge invariance. Thus, in ten dimensions all supersymmetric theories of gravity without known inconsistencies are realized in string theory.

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