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

Murat Gunaydin, G. Sierra, P. K. Townsend

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Abstract

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 J3 A 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
Volume242
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 1984

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Gunaydin, Murat ; Sierra, G. ; Townsend, P. K. / The geometry of N = 2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity and Jordan algebras. In: Nuclear Physics, Section B. 1984 ; Vol. 242, No. 1. pp. 244-268.
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In: Nuclear Physics, Section B, Vol. 242, No. 1, 06.08.1984, p. 244-268.

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