TY - JOUR

T1 - Gauged N = 8 supergravity in five dimensions

AU - Günaydin, M.

AU - Romans, L. J.

AU - Warner, N. P.

N1 - Funding Information:
Work supported in part by the US Department of Energy under contract DEAC 03-81-ER40050. 1 Present address: Physics Department, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, CA 94550, USA. 2 Weingart Foundation Fellow.

PY - 1985/5/2

Y1 - 1985/5/2

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(85)90361-2

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(85)90361-2

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0347940466

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 154

SP - 268

EP - 274

JO - Physics Letters B

JF - Physics Letters B

IS - 4

ER -