The G2 invariant compactifications in eleven-dimensional supergravity

M. Günaydin, N. P. Warner

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In this article we study the most general compactifications of eleven-dimensional supergravity to four-dimensional anti-de Sitter space, using a seven-dimensional internal compact manifold whose local isometry group contains the exceptional group, G2. We find that the only such compactifications are the well known ones involving the round seven-sphere. We discuss the implications of this result for conjectured relationship between the eleven-dimensional theory and gauged N = 8 supergravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-705
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 31 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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