N = 2 Supergravity in D = 4, 5, 6 Dimensions

  • Edoardo Lauria
  • Antoine Van Proeyen

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 966)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 1-28
  3. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 29-64
  4. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 65-110
  5. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 111-158
  6. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 159-204
  7. Edoardo Lauria, Antoine Van Proeyen
    Pages 205-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-256

About this book


This graduate-level primer presents a tutorial introduction to and overview of N = 2 supergravity theories - with 8 real supercharges and in 4, 5 and 6 dimensions.

First, the construction of such theories by superconformal methods is explained in detail, and relevant special geometries are obtained and characterized.

Following, the relation between the supergravity theories in the various dimensions is discussed. This leads eventually to the concept of very special geometry and quaternionic-Kähler manifolds.

This concise text is a valuable resource for graduate students and young researchers wishing to enter the field quickly and efficiently.


Quaternionic-Kähler manifolds Supercharges in supergravity theories Superconformal groups Supergravity textbook Supergravity, superstrings and M-theory Weyl Multiplets

Authors and affiliations

  • Edoardo Lauria
    • 1
  • Antoine Van Proeyen
    • 2
  1. 1.CPHTEcole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33755-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33757-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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