Massive Type IIA Supergravity and E10
Journal article, 2009

In this talk we investigate the symmetry under E10 of Romans' massive type IIA supergravity. We show that the dynamics of a spinning particle in a non-linear sigma model on the coset space E10/K(E10) reproduces the bosonic and fermionic dynamics of massive IIA supergravity, in the standard truncation. In particular, we identify Romans' mass with a generator of E10 that is beyond the realm of the generators of E10 considered in the eleven-dimensional analysis, but using the same, underformed sigma model. As a consequence, this work provides a dynamical unification of the massless and massive versions of type IIA supergravity inside E10.

Kac-Moody algebras


Hidden symmetries


Daniel Persson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Mathematical Physics

Marc Henneaux

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Axel Kleinschmidt

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Daniel Persson


Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Fortschritte der Physik

0015-8208 (ISSN) 1521-3978 (eISSN)

Vol. 57 5-7 580-586

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