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gauged supergravity

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Super-Geometry

Contents

Idea

Theories of supergravity always contain a global symmetry called R-symmetry. In some cases this is promoted to a local symmetry, such that there is a gauge field (connection on a bundle) with coefficients in that group. These are called gauged supergravity theories.

Properties

From dimensional reduction

For many cases gauged supergravity theories are obtained by dimensional reduction from 11-dimensional supergravity or type II supergravity, which themselves do not contain a gauge field. This appears in the reduction by the Kaluza-Klein mechanism.

Examples

Some examples are discussed at 7-dimensional supergravity.

References

Revised on October 15, 2011 17:38:04 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.153.88)