Consistent Pauli reduction on group manifolds Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015. We prove an old conjecture by Duff, Nilsson, Pope and Warner asserting that the NSNS sector of supergravity (and more general the bosonic string) allows for a consistent Pauli reduction on any d-dimensional group manifold G, keeping the full set of gauge bosons of the G G isometry group of the bi-invariant metric on G. The main tool of the construction is a particular generalised Scherk-Schwarz reduction ansatz in double field theory which we explicitly construct in terms of the group's Killing vectors. Examples include the consistent reduction from ten dimensions on S3 S3 and on similar product spaces. The construction is another example of globally geometric non-toroidal compactifications inducing non-geometric fluxes.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Baguet, A., Pope, C. N., & Samtleben, H.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Baguet, A||Pope, CN||Samtleben, H

publication date

  • January 2016