SU(2) reduction of six-dimensional (1,0) supergravity Academic Article uri icon


  • We obtain a gauged supergravity theory in three dimensions with eight real supersymmetries by means of a Scherk-Schwarz reduction of pure N=(1,0) supergravity in six dimensions on the SU(2) group manifold. The SU(2) Yang-Mills fields in the model propagate, since they have an ordinary kinetic term in addition to Chern-Simons couplings. The other propagating degrees of freedom consist of a dilaton, five scalars which parameterise the coset SL(3,R)/SO(3), three vector fields in the adjoint of SU(2), and twelve spin- 1/2 fermions. The model admits an AdS3 vacuum solution. We also show how a charged black hole solution can be obtained, by performing a dimensional reduction of the rotating self-dual string of six-dimensional (1,0) supergravity. 2003 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Sezgin, E.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • September 2003