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Superunification from Eleven Dimensions

  • M. J. Duff
  • B. E. W. Nilsson
  • C. N. Pope
Part of the Progress in Physics book series (PMP, volume 9)

Abstract

We show how N=8 supersymmetry can break spontaneously to N=1 at the Planck scale via a Kaluza-Klein compactification of d=11 supergravity on the squashed seven-sphere. Features unique to KaluzaKlein supergravity are (i) the massless gravitino of the N=1 phase comes from a massive N=8 supermultiplet, (ii) the scalars developing nonzero VEVs also belong to massive N=8 supermultiplets, (iii) parity remains unbroken when N=8 breaks to N=1.

Keywords

Gauge Boson Extra Dimension Grand Unify Theory Killing Spinor Massless Spin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Duff
    • 1
  • B. E. W. Nilsson
    • 1
  • C. N. Pope
    • 1
  1. 1.The Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK

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