Jul 18 – 23, 2022
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Covariant Lagrangians for interacting (chiral) p-forms

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Karapet Mkrtchyan


A simple Lorentz-covariant formulation for abelian self-interacting p-forms is derived. This includes a democratic formulation of non-linear electrodynamics (featuring both electric and magnetic potentials) and its p-form generalizations, as well as interacting self-dual p=2k-forms in d=4k+2 dimensional Minkowski space. In particular, an explicit covariant Lagrangians for all SO(2)-duality invariant non-linear electrodynamics in four dimensions and all self-interacting self-dual two-form theories in six dimensions will be presented, as well as a simple covariant Lagrangian for type IIB SUGRA.

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Oleg Evnin (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand) Zhirayr Avetisyan (Ghent University)

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