Four-dimensional N=4, SO(4) gauged supergravity from D=11 Academic Article uri icon


  • We construct the complete and explicit non-linear Kaluza-Klein Ansatz for deriving the bosonic sector of the standard N = 4 SO(4) gauged four-dimensional supergravity from the reduction of D = 11 supergravity on S7. This provides a way of interpreting all bosonic solutions of the four-dimensional gauged theory as exact solutions in eleven-dimensional supergravity. We discuss certain limiting forms of the Kaluza-Klein reduction, and compare them with related forms in the Freedman-Schwarz N = 4 SU(2) X SU(2) gauged theory. This leads us to the result that the Freedman-Schwarz model is in fact a singular limiting case of the standard SO(4) gauged supergravity. We show that in this limit, our Ansatz for getting the SO(4) gauged theory as an S7 reduction from D = 11 indeed reduces to an S3 X S3 reduction from D = 10, which makes contact with previous results in the literature. We also show that there is no distinction to be made between having equal or unequal values for the gauge coupling constants g and g of the two SU(2) gauge-group factors in the standard N = 4 SO(4) gauged supergravity, whilst by contrast the ratio of g to g is a non-trivial parameter of the Freedman-Schwarz model. 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cvetic, M., Lu, H., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 67

publication date

  • May 2000