Aug 3 – 14, 2015
Europe/Zurich timezone

U-gravity for SL(N)

Aug 13, 2015, 2:00 PM
4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room



Yoonji Suh (Sogang University)


We construct a duality manifest gravitational theory for the special linear group, SL(N) with N≠4. The spacetime is formally extended, to have the dimension 12N(N−1), yet is `gauged'. Consequently the theory is subject to a section condition. We introduce a semi-covariant derivative and a semi-covariant `Riemann' curvature, both of which can be completely covariantized after symmetrizing or contracting the SL(N) vector indices properly. Fully covariant scalar and `Ricci' curvatures then constitute the action and the `Einstein' equation of motion. For N≥5, the section condition admits duality inequivalent two solutions, one (N−1)-dimensional and the other three-dimensional. In each case, the theory can describe not only Riemannian but also non-Riemannian backgrounds.

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