SUSY vs E8 gauge theory in 11 dimensions

Jarah Evslin, Hisham Sati

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Diaconescu, Moore and Witten have shown that the topological part of the M-theory partition function is an invariant of an E8 gauge bundle over the 11-dimensional bulk. Any construction of 11d SUGRA from gauge bundle data must satisfy a number of constraints in order to correctly reproduce the the known 10-dimensional physics on each boundary component. We analyse these constraints and in particular use them to attempt an approximate construction of the lid gravitino as a condensate of the gauge theory fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1169
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003


  • Field Theories in Higher Dimensions
  • M-Theory
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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