Non-Abelian gauged supergravities as double copies

Marco Chiodaroli, Murat Günaydin, Henrik Johansson, Radu Roiban

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Scattering amplitudes have the potential to provide new insights to the study of supergravity theories with gauged R-symmetry and Minkowski vacua. Such gaugings break supersymmetry spontaneously, either partly or completely. In this paper, we develop a framework for double-copy constructions of Abelian and non-Abelian gaugings of N= 8 supergravity with these properties. They are generally obtained as the double copy of a spontaneously-broken (possibly supersymmeric) gauge theory and a theory with explicitly-broken supersymmetry. We first identify purely-adjoint deformations of N= 4 super-Yang-Millstheorythatpreservethedualitybetweencolorandkinematics. A combination of Higgsing and orbifolding yields the needed duality-satisfying gauge-theory factors with multiple matter representations. We present three explicit examples. Two are Cremmer-Scherk-Schwarz gaugings with unbroken N=6,4 supersymmetry and U(1) gauge group. The third has unbroken N= 4 supersymmetry and SU(2) × U(1) gauge group. We also discuss examples in which the double-copy method gives theories with explicitly-broken supersymmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number99
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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