Higher Derivative Corrections, Dimensional Reduction and Ehlers Duality

Abstract

Motivated by applications to black hole physics and duality, we study the effect of higher derivative corrections on the dimensional reduction of four-dimensional Einstein, Einstein-Liouville and Einstein-Maxwell gravity to one direction, as appropriate for stationary, spherically symmetric solutions. We construct a field redefinition scheme such that the one-dimensional Lagrangian is corrected only by powers of first derivatives of the fields, eliminating spurious modes and providing a suitable starting point for quantization. We show that the Ehlers symmetry, broken by the leading R corrections in Einstein-Liouville gravity, can be restored by including contributions of Taub-NUT instantons. Finally, we give a preliminary discussion of the duality between higher-derivative F-term corrections on the vector and hypermultiplet branches in N = 2 supergravity in four dimensions. Unité mixte de recherche du CNRS UMR 7589 Unité mixte de recherche du CNRS UMR 8549

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@inproceedings{Michel2009HigherDC, title={Higher Derivative Corrections, Dimensional Reduction and Ehlers Duality}, author={Yann Michel and Boris Pioline}, year={2009} }