Gauged supergravity from dimensional reduction

E. Bergshoeff*, M. De Roo, E. Eyras

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We perform a generalised Scherk-Schwarz reduction of the effective action of the heterotic string on T6 to obtain a massive N = 4 supergravity theory in four dimensions. The local symmetry-group of the resulting d = 4 theory includes a Heisenberg group, which is a subgroup of the global O(6,6 + n) obtained in the standard reduction. We show explicitly that the same theory can be obtained by gauging this Heisenberg group in d = 4, N= 4 supergravity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-78
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes


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