De-Higgsing in eleven-dimensional supergravity on the squashed S7
Journal article, 2024

In this paper we construct the subset of modes on S 7 that are relevant in the compactification of eleven-dimensional supergravity on a squashed S 7 when restricted to the sector that comprises singlets under the S p ( 1 ) × S p ( 2 ) isometry of the squashed sphere. Some of the properties of these modes, connected to the transition from the round S 7 to the squashed S 7, are analysed in detail. Special features of the Rarita-Schwinger operator, described in earlier work by Buchdahl, are explained and related to properties of the squashed S 7 operator spectrum obtained in previous work by the authors. We then discuss how the singlet modes give rise to supermultiplets in the left-squashed case, the phenomenon of de-Higgsing, and what happens to the AdS4 fields in these supermultiplets under an orientation reversal (‘skew-whiffing’) of the squashed S 7. Finally, we consider the possible choices of boundary conditions that appear for some of these fields in AdS4 in the case of the right-squashed non-supersymmetric compactification, and how these choices may affect the stability of the gravity theory.



squashed S 7


Bengt Ew Nilsson

Chalmers, Physics

C. N. Pope

Faculty of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

1751-8113 (ISSN) 1751-8121 (eISSN)

Vol. 57 4 045402

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