The geometry of N = 2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity and Jordan algebras

M. Günaydin, G. Sierra, P. K. Townsend

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We construct the general coupling of n N = 2 Maxwell super-multiplets to N = 2 supergravity in five spacetime dimensions. In the case that the scalar field manifold is symmetric we find a complete classification based on Jordan algebras. Apart from the generic case there are also four "exceptional" cases associated with the Jordan algebras J3A of 3 × 3 hermitian matrices over the division algebras A = R, C, H, O. Similar results follow for four dimensions, by dimensional reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-268
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 6 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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