Generalised diffeomorphisms for E9
Journal article, 2017
We construct generalised diffeomorphisms for E9 exceptional field theory. The trans- formations, which like in the E8 case contain constrained local transformations, close when acting on fields. This is the first example of a generalised diffeomorphism alge- bra based on an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra and an infinite-dimensional coordi- nate module. As a byproduct, we give a simple generic expression for the invariant tensors used in any extended geometry. We perform a generalised Scherk–Schwarz reduction and verify that our transformations reproduce the structure of gauged supergravity in two dimensions. The results are valid also for other affine algebras.