Topologically gauged superconformal Chern-Simons matter theories.
Journal article, 2012

Abstract: By coupling N = 8 superconformal matter to N = 8 superconformal Chern- Simons gravity in three dimensions we obtain theories with novel terms in the scalar po- tential leading to AdS3 solutions and superconformal symmetry breaking. If we start from the theory derived by Bagger, Lambert and Gustavsson, our coupled theory either inherits the SO(4) gauge group or reduces it to SO(3). If the construction is instead based on a free matter theory we find that the gravitational topological gauging also requires the in- troduction of a Chern-Simons gauge sector resulting in a consistent theory for any SO(N) gauge group.


Keywords: String theory




Bengt E W Nilsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Mathematical Physics

Ulf Gran

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Mathematical Physics

Paul Howe

King's College London

Journal of High Energy Physics

1126-6708 (ISSN) 1029-8479 (eISSN)

Vol. 1212 12 046- 46

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics


Basic sciences



More information

Latest update

4/5/2022 6