Journal of High Energy Physics

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Systematics of consistent truncations from generalised geometry

  • Davide CassaniEmail author
  • Grégoire Josse
  • Michela Petrini
  • Daniel Waldram
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We present a generalised geometry framework for systematically constructing consistent truncations of ten- and eleven-dimensional supergravity preserving varying fractions of supersymmetry. Truncations arise when there is a reduced structure group GS of the exceptional generalised geometry, such that the intrinsic torsion is a GS -singlet. The matter content of the truncated theory follows from group-theoretical arguments, while the gauging is determined by the sub-algebra of generalised diffeomorphisms generated by the GS -singlet vectors. After discussing the general ideas across different spacetime dimensions and amounts of supersymmetry, we provide detailed formulae for truncations to gauged half-maximal supergravity in five dimensions. In particular, we establish an expression for the generalised metric on the exceptional tangent bundle, which determines the scalar truncation ansatz. As applications, we show that this formalism gives a simple derivation of a new consistent truncation of type IIB supergravity on β-deformed Lunin-Maldacena geometries, yielding half-maximal supergravity coupled to two vector multiplets, and of the truncation of eleven-dimensional supergravity on Maldacena-Núñez geometries, given by S4 twisted over a Riemann surface, which leads to half-maximal supergravity coupled to three vector multiplets.


Flux compactifications Supergravity Models AdS-CFT Correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INFN, Sezione di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Sorbonne UniversitéParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsImperial College LondonLondonU.K.

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