Calibrated geometries and non-perturbative superpotentials in M-theory

  • R. Hernández
Theoretical physics


We consider non-perturbative effects in M-theory compactifications on a seven-manifold of \(G_2\) holonomy arising from membranes wrapped on supersymmetric three-cycles. When membranes are wrapped on associative submanifolds they induce a superpotential that can be calculated using calibrated geometry. This superpotential is also derived from compactification on a seven-manifold, to four dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime, of eleven dimensional supergravity with non-vanishing expectation value of the four-form field strength.


Field Strength Sitter Spacetime Eleven Dimensional Supergravity Dimensional Supergravity Associative Submanifolds 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hernández
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  1. 1.The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera, 11. 34014 Trieste, Italy IT

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