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Topologically gauged superconformal Chern-Simons matter theories
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
2012 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, no 12, 046- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By coupling N = 8 superconformal matter to N = 8 superconformal Chern-Simons gravity in three dimensions we obtain theories with novel terms in the scalar potential leading to AdS(3) solutions and superconformal symmetry breaking. If we start from the theory derived by Bagger, Lambert and Gustavsson, our coupled theory either inherits the SO(4) gauge group or reduces it to SO(3). If the construction is instead based on a free matter theory we find that the gravitational topological gauging also requires the introduction of a Chern-Simons gauge sector resulting in a consistent theory for any SO(N) gauge group.

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2012. no 12, 046- p.
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Conformal Field Models in String Theory, Supergravity Models, M-Theory, Extended Supersymmetry
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119763DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2012)046ISI: 000313123800046ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84872351102OAI: diva2:612279
Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council

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Available from: 2013-03-21 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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