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N=8 supergravity with local SO(8) × SU(8) invariance

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Nicolai,  Hermann
Quantum Gravity & Unified Theories, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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De Wit, B., & Nicolai, H. (1982). N=8 supergravity with local SO(8) × SU(8) invariance. Physics Letters B, 108(4-5), 285-290. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(82)91194-7.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5E5E-E
Abstract
We present an extension of N=8 supergravity in which the natural symmetry group SO(8) is gauged. Local SO(8) invariance is shown to be consistent with the dynamically realized SU(8) symmetry. We mention possible implications of this result for superunification.