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A note on E11 and three-dimensional gauged supergravity

By Teake A. Nutma, Olaf Hohm and Eric A. Bergshoeff


We determine the gauge symmetries of all p–forms in maximal three-dimensional gauged supergravity (0 ≤ p ≤ 3) by requiring invariance of the Lagrangian. It is shown that in a particular ungauged limit these symmetries are in precise correspondence to those predicted by the very-extended Kac-Moody algebra E11. We demonstrate that whereas in the ungauged limit the bosonic gauge algebra closes off-shell, the closure is only on-shell in the full gauged theory. This underlines the importance of dynamics for understanding the Kac-Moody origin of the symmetries of gauged supergravity.

Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/05/081
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