Octonionic Magical Supergravity, Niemeier Lattices, and Exceptional & Hilbert Modular Forms

Murat Günaydin, Abhiram Kidambi

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The quantum degeneracies of Bogomolny-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) black holes of octonionic magical supergravity in five dimensions are studied. Quantum degeneracy is defined purely number theoretically as the number of distinct states in charge space with a given set of invariant labels. Quantum degeneracies of spherically symmetric stationary BPS black holes are given by the Fourier coefficients of modular forms of exceptional group (Formula presented.). Their charges take values in the lattice defined by the exceptional Jordan algebra over integral octonions. The quantum degeneracies of rank 1 and rank 2 BPS black holes are given by the Fourier coefficients of singular modular forms (Formula presented.) and (Formula presented.). The rank 3 (large) BPS black holes will be studied elsewhere. Following the work of N. Elkies and B. Gross on embeddings of cubic rings A into the exceptional Jordan algebra we show that the quantum degeneracies of rank 1 black holes described by such embeddings are given by the Fourier coefficients of the Hilbert modular forms (HMFs) of (Formula presented.). If the discriminant of the cubic ring A is (Formula presented.) with p a prime number then the isotropic lines in the 24 dimensional orthogonal complement of A define a pair of Niemeier lattices which can be taken as charge lattices of some BPS black holes. The current status of the searches for the M/superstring theoretic origins of the octonionic magical supergravity is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2300242
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2024

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  • General Physics and Astronomy

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