Charting the liftable supergravities
Fri, Nov. 23rd 2012, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Motivated by various holographic applications of string theory, including the dual description of condensed matter systems, there has been much recent interest in building consistent truncations of higher-dimensional supergravity down to gauged supergravity in four and five dimensions. I will review recent progress in this direction, focusing on complete classification results for the D=4 N=2 gauged supergravities with AdS vacua that consistently arise from M-theory on a large class of seven-dimensional manifolds. The latter include well-known compactification spaces, and the D=4 theories they give rise to exhibit interesting features like non-abelian gauge groups, vacuum supersymmetry breaking and massive scalar and vector Kaluza-Klein modes.