Gauged N = 8 supergravity in five dimensions

M. Günaydin, L. J. Romans, N. P. Warner

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We construct gauged N = 8 supergravity theories in five dimensions. Instead of the twenty-seven vector fields of the ungauged theory, the gauged theories contain fifteen vector fields and twelve second-rank antisymmetric tensor fields satisfying self-dual field equations. The fifteen vector fields can be used to gauge any of the fifteen-dimensional semisimple subgroups of SL(6,R), specially SO(p, 6-p) for p = 0, 1, 2, 3. The gauged theories also have a physical global SU(1,1) symmetry which survives from the E6(6) symmetry of the ungauged theory. This SU(1,1) for the SO(6) gauging is presumably related to that of the chiral N = 2 theory in ten dimensions. In our formalism we maintain a composite local USp(8) symmetry analogous to SU(8) in four dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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