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Unity of superstring dualities

- C. Hull, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 21 October 1994

Abstract The effective action for type II string theory compactified on a six-torus is N = 8 supergravity, which is known to have an E7 duality symmetry. We show that this is broken by quantum… Expand

Massive gravity in three dimensions.

- E. Bergshoeff, O. Hohm, P. Townsend
- Physics, MedicinePhysical review letters
- 13 January 2009

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A Chern-Simons Action for Three-Dimensional anti-De Sitter Supergravity Theories

- A. Achúcarro, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 6 November 1986

Abstract We construct the (p,q)-type anti-de Sitter (adS) supergravity theories associated with the three-dimensional adS supergroups OSp (p|2; R )⊗ OSp (q|2; R ) . They are distinguished, for N=p+q,… Expand

The geometry of N = 2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity and Jordan algebras

- M. Günaydin, G. Sierra, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 6 August 1984

We construct the general coupling of nN = 2 Maxwell super-multiplets to N = 2 supergravity in five spacetime dimensions. In the case that the scalar field manifold is symmetric we find a complete… Expand

More on Massive 3D Gravity

- E. Bergshoeff, O. Hohm, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 8 May 2009

We explore the space of static solutions of the recently discovered three-dimensional 'new massive gravity' (NMG), allowing for either sign of the Einstein-Hilbert term and a cosmological term… Expand

Supermembranes and Eleven-Dimensional Supergravity

- E. Bergshoeff, E. Sezgin, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 30 April 1987

Abstract We construct an action for a supermembrane propagating in d = 1 supergravity background. Using the constraints of d = 11 curved superspace, we show that the action is invariant under… Expand

Super D-branes

- E. Bergshoeff, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 21 November 1996

We present a “kappa-symmetric” worldvolume action for all type II Dirichlet p-branes, 0≤p≤9, in a general type II supergravity background, including massive backgrounds in the IIA case. The p=9 case… Expand

Exceptional Supergravity Theories and the MAGIC Square

- M. Günaydin, G. Sierra, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 8 December 1983

Abstract We derive the magic square of Freudenthal, Rozenfeld, and Tits from the geometry of a special class of N =2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories. We also show that all of these theories… Expand

Duality of type-II 7-branes and 8-branes

- E. Bergshoeff, M. D. Roo, M. B. Green, G. Papadopoulos, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 26 January 1996

We present a version of ten-dimensional IIA supergravity containing a 9-form potential for which the field equations are equivalent to those of the standard, massless, IIA theory for vanishing… Expand

Gauging the d = 5 Maxwell-Einstein Supergravity Theories: More on Jordan Algebras

- M. Günaydin, G. Sierra, P. Townsend
- Physics
- 1985

Abstract We discuss in detail the possible gaugings, abelian and non-abelian, of a class of d = 5 Maxwell/Einstein supergravity theories for which the manifold of scalar fields is a symmetric coset… Expand

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