# Anomaly of strings of 6d $$\mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right)$$ theories

Journal of High Energy Physics, Nov 2016

We obtain the anomaly polynomial of strings of general 6d $$\mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right)$$ theories in terms of anomaly inflow. Our computation sheds some light on the reason why the simplest 6d $$\mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right)$$ theory has E 8 flavor symmetry, and also partially explains a curious numerology in F-theory.

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Hiroyuki Shimizu, Yuji Tachikawa. Anomaly of strings of 6d $$\mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right)$$ theories, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016, 165, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2016)165