In analogy to how there is conjectured to be a non-perturbative completion of superstring theory on 10-dimensional spacetimes to an 11-dimensional theory to be called “M-theory”, there has been the speculation that the bosonic string with its 26-dimensional target spacetime might have a non-perturbative completion in a 27-dimensional theory of sorts: “bosonic M-theory” (Horowitz-Susskind 00)
The term “bosonic M-theory” was coined in
The suggestion that the 26 dimensions of the target spacetime of the bosonic string could somehow be identified with the $10_{even} + 16_{odd}$ dimensions of the heterotic string was previously voiced in
The possibility of a bosonic M-theory in 27-dimensions which is the lift of actual M-theory through KK-compactification on 16-dimensional Cayley plane fibers:
Hisham Sati, $\mathbb{O}P^2$ bundles in M-theory, Commun. Num. Theor. Phys 3:495-530,2009 (arXiv:0807.4899)
Hisham Sati, On the geometry of the supermultiplet in M-theory, Int. J. Geom. Meth. Mod. Phys. 8 (2011) 1-33 (arXiv:0909.4737)
Michael Rios, Alessio Marrani, David Chester, Exceptional Super Yang-Mills in $D=27+3$ and Worldvolume M-Theory, Phys. Lett. B, 808, (2020)
(relating also to 12-dimensional supergravity et al.)
Relation to the Monster group, Moonshine and the Monster vertex operator algebra:
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