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Hidden symmetries solvable lie algebras reduction and oxidation in superstring theory

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Hidden Symmetries, Solvable Lie Algebras, Reduction and Oxidation in Superstring Theory

Pietro Fré

Dubna July 2003

An algebraic characterization of superstring dualities


In d 10 the structure of superstring theory is governed

In D < 10 the structure of Superstring Theory is governed...

  • The geometry of the scalar manifold M

  • M = G/H is mostly a non compact coset manifold

  • Non compact cosets admit an algebraic description in termsof solvable Lie algebras


For instance the bose lagrangian of any sugra theory in d 4 is of the form

For instance, the Bose Lagrangian of any SUGRA theory in D=4 is of the form:


Two ways to determine g h or anyhow the scalar manifold

Two ways to determine G/H or anyhow the scalar manifold

  • By compactification from higher dimensions. In this case the scalar manifold is identified as the moduli space of the internal compact manifold

  • By direct construction of each supergravity in the chosen dimension. In this case one uses the a priori constraints provided by supersymmetry. In particular holonomy and the need to reconcilep+1 forms with scalars

DUALITIES

Special Geometries

The second method is more general, the first knows more about superstrings, but the two must be consistent


The scalar manifold of supergravities is necessarily a non compact g h except

The scalar manifold of supergravities is necessarily a non compact G/H, except:

In the exceptional cases the scalar coset is not necessarily but

can be chosen to be a non compact coset. Namely Special

Geometries include classes of non compact coset manifolds


Scalar cosets in d 4

Scalar cosets in d=4


In d 10 there are 5 consistent superstring theories they are perturbative limits of just one theory

In D=10 there are 5 consistent Superstring Theories. They are perturbative limits of just one theory

Heterotic Superstring

E8 x E8 in D=10

Heterotic Superstring SO(32) in D=10

M Theory

D=11 Supergravity

Type I Superstring

in D=10

This is the parameter space of the

theory. In peninsulae it becomes

similar to a string theory

Type II B superstring in D=10

Type IIA superstring in D=10


Hidden symmetries solvable lie algebras reduction and oxidation in superstring theory

Type II B

Type II A

Heterotic SO(32)

Type I SO(32)

Heterotic E8xE8

The 5 string theories in D=10 and the M Theory in D=11 are different perturbative faces of the same non perturbative theory.

M theory

D=11

D=10

D=9


Table of supergravities in d 10

Table of Supergravities in D=10


The type ii lagrangians in d 10

The Type II Lagrangians in D=10


Scalar manifolds by dimensions in maximal supergravities

Scalar manifolds by dimensions in maximal supergravities

Rather then by number of supersymmetries we can go by dimensions

at fixed number of supercharges. This is what we have done above

for the maximal number of susy charges, i.e. 32.

These scalar geometries can be derived by sequential

toroidal compactifications.


How to determine the scalar cosets g h from supersymmetry

How to determine the scalar cosets G/H from supersymmetry


And symplectic or pseudorthogonal representations

.....and symplectic or pseudorthogonal representations


How to retrieve the d 4 table

How to retrieve the D=4 table


Essentials of duality rotations

Essentials of Duality Rotations

The scalar potential V(f) is introduced by the gauging. Prior to that we have invariance underduality rotationsofelectric and magnetic field strengths


Duality rotation groups

Duality Rotation Groups


The symplectic or pseudorthogonal embedding in d 2r

The symplectic or pseudorthogonal embedding in D=2r


Continued

.......continued

D=4,8

D=6,10

This embedding is the key point in the construction

of N-extended supergravity lagrangians in even

dimensions. It determines the form of the kinetic matrix of the self-dualp+1 forms and later controls the gauging procedures.


The symplectic case d 4 8

This is the basic object entering susy rules and later fermion shifts and the scalar potential

The symplectic caseD=4,8


The gaillard and zumino master formula

A general expression for the vector kinetic matrix in terms of the symplectically embedded coset representatives.

This matrix is also named the period matrix because when we have Calabi Yau compactifications the scalar manifold is no longer a coset manifold and the kinetic matrix of vectors can instead be determined form algebraic geometry as the period matrix of the Calabi Yau 3-fold

The Gaillard and Zumino master formula

We have:


Summarizing

Summarizing:

  • The scalar sector of supergravities is “mostly” a non compact coset U/H

  • The isometry group U acts as a duality group on vector fields or p-forms

  • U includes target space T-duality and strong/weak coupling S-duality.

  • For non compact U/H we have a general mathematical theory that describes them in terms of solvable Lie algebras.....


Solvable lie algebra description

Solvable Lie algebra description...


Differential geometry algebra

Differential Geometry = Algebra


Maximal susy implies e r 1 series

Maximal Susy implies Er+1 series

Scalar fields are associated with positive roots or Cartan generators


The relevant theorem

The relevant Theorem


How to build the solvable algebra

How to build the solvable algebra

Given the Real form of the algebra U, for each positive root

there is an appropriate step operator belonging to such a real form


The nomizu operator

The Nomizu Operator


Explicit form of the nomizu connection

Explicit Form of the Nomizu connection


Definition of the cocycle n

Definition of the cocycle N


String interpretation of scalar fields

String interpretation of scalar fields


In the sequential toroidal compactification

The sequential toroidal compactification has an algebraic counterpart in the embedding of subalgebras

...in the sequential toroidal compactification


Sequential embeddings of subalgebras and superstrings

Sequential Embeddings of Subalgebras and Superstrings


The type iia chain of subalgebras

ST algebra

W is a nilpotent algebra including no Cartan

The type IIA chain of subalgebras


Type iia versus type iib decomposition of the dynkin diagram

Ramond scalars

Dilaton

The dilaton

Type IIA versus Type IIB decomposition of the Dynkin diagram


The type iib chain of subalgebras

U duality in D=10

The Type IIB chain of subalgebras


If we compactify down to d 3 we have e 8 8

If we compactify down to D=3we have E8(8)

Indeed the bosonic Lagrangian of both Type IIA and Type IIB reduces to the gravity coupled sigma model

With target manifold


Painting the dynkin diagram constructing a suitable basis of simple roots

Painting the Dynkin diagram = constructing a suitable basis of simple roots

Type II B painting

+

Spinor

weight


A second painting possibility

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A second painting possibility

Type IIA painting


Surgery on dynkin diagram

Surgery on Dynkin diagram

-

SO(7,7) Dynkin diagram

Neveu Schwarz sector

Spinor weight =

Ramond Ramond sector


String theory understanding of the algebraic decomposition

String Theory understanding of the algebraic decomposition

Parametrizes both metrics Gijand B-fields Bij on the Torus

Internal dilaton

B-field

Metric moduli space


Dilaton and radii are in the csa

Dilaton and radii are in the CSA

The extra dimensions are compactified on circles of various radii


The maximal abelian ideal

Number of vector fields in SUGRA in D+1 dimensions

The Maximal Abelian Ideal

From


An application searching for cosmological solutions in d 10 via d 3

An application: searching for cosmological solutions in D=10 via D=3

Since all fields are chosen to depend only on one coordinate, t = time, then we can just reduce everything to D=3

E8

D=10 SUGRA (superstring theory)

D=10 SUGRA (superstring theory)

E8 maps D=10 backgrounds

into D=10 backgrounds

dimensional

reduction

dimensional oxidation

E8

D=3 sigma model

D=3 sigma model


What follows next is a report on work to be next published

What follows next is a report on work to be next published

  • Based on the a collaboration:

    • P. F. , F. Gargiulo, K. Rulik (Torino, Italy)

    • M. Trigiante (Utrecht, The Nederlands)

    • V. Gili (Pavia, Italy)

    • A. Sorin (Dubna, Russian Federation)


Decoupling of 3d gravity

Decoupling of 3D gravity


Decoupling 3d gravity continues

Decoupling 3D gravity continues...

K is a constant by means of the field equations of scalar fields.


The matter field equations are geodesic equations in the target manifold u h

The matter field equations are geodesic equations in the target manifold U/H

  • Geodesics are fixed by initial conditions

    • The starting point

    • The direction of the initial tangent vector

  • SinceU/H is a homogeneous space all initial points are equivalent

  • Initial tangent vectors span a representation ofHand by means of H transformations can be reduced to normal form.

The orbits of geodesics contain as many parameters as that normal form!!!


The orbits of geodesics are parametrized by as many parameters as the rank of u

Orthogonal decomposition

Non orthogonal decomposition

The orbits of geodesics are parametrized by as many parameters as the rank of U

Indeed we have the following identification of the representationK to which the tangent vectors belong:


And since

and since

We can conclude that any tangent vector can be brought to have only CSA components by means of H transformations

The cosmological solutions in D=10 are therefore parametrized by 8 essential parameters. They can be obtained from an 8 parameter generating solution of the sigma model by means of SO(16) rotations.

The essential point is to study these solutions and their oxidations


Let us consider the geodesics equation explicitly

Let us consider the geodesics equation explicitly


And turn them to the anholonomic basis

and turn them to the anholonomic basis

  • The strategy to solve the differential equations consists now of two steps:

    • First solve the first order differential system for the tangent vectors

    • Then solve for the coset representative that reproduces such tangent vectors


The main differential system

The Main Differential system:


Summarizing1

Summarizing:

  • If we are interested in time dependent backgrounds of supergravity/superstrings we dimensionally reduce to D=3

  • In D=3 gravity can be decoupled and we just study a sigma model on U/H

  • Field equations of the sigma model reduce to geodesics equations. The Manifold of orbits is parametrized by the dual of the CSA.

  • Geodesic equations are solved in two steps.

    • First one solves equations for the tangent vectors. They are defined by the Nomizu connection.

    • Secondly one finds the coset representative

  • Finally we oxide the sigma model solution to D=10, namely we embed the effective Lie algebra used to find the solution into E8. Note that, in general there are several ways to oxide, since there are several, non equivalent embeddings.


The paradigma of the a2 lie algebra

The paradigma of the A2 Lie Algebra


The a2 differential system

The A2 differential system


Searching the normal form for the j 2 representation

Searching the normal form for the J=2 representation


The normal form is a diagonal traceless matrix obviously

The normal form is a diagonal traceless matrix, obviously!!!


Fixing the normal tangent vector

Fixing the normal tangent vector


Normal form of the 5 vector

NORMAL FORM of the 5-vector


Explicit solution for the tangent vectors

Explicit solution for the tangent vectors


Which are solved by

Which are solved by:


Hidden symmetries solvable lie algebras reduction and oxidation in superstring theory

This is the final solution for the scalar fields, namely the parameters in the Solvable Lie algebra representation

This solution can be OXIDED in many different ways to a complete solution of D=10 Type IIA or Type IIB supergravity. This depends on the various ways of embedding the A2 Lie algebra into the E8 Lie algebra.

The physical meaning of the various oxidations is very much different, but they are related by HIDDEN SYMMETRY transformations.


Type ii b action and field equations in d 10

Type II B Action and Field equations in D=10

Where the field strengths are:

Chern Simons

term

Note that the Chern Simons term couples the RR fields to the NS fields !!


The type iib field equations

The type IIB field equations


Inequivalent embeddings

Inequivalent embeddings

PROBLEM:

There are several inequivalent ways, due to the following graded structure of the Solvable Lie algebra of E8

where


5 physically inequivalent embeddings

5 physically inequivalent embeddings


Choosing an example of type 4 embedding

Choosing an example of type 4 embedding

  • Physically this example corresponds to a superposition of three extended objects:

  • An euclidean NS 1-brane in directions 34 or NS5 in directions 1256789

  • An euclidean D1-brane in directions 89 or D5 in directions 1234567

  • An euclidean D3-brane in directions 3489


If we oxide our particular solution

If we oxide our particular solution...

Note that

B34 = 0 ; C89= 0 since in our particular solution the tangent vector fields associated with the roots a1,2 are zero. Yet we have also the second Cartan swtiched on and this remembers that the system contains not only the D3 brane but also the 5-branes. This memory occurs through the behaviour of the dilaton field which is not constant rather it has a non trivial evolution.

The rolling of the dilaton introduces a distinction among the directions pertaining to the D3 brane which have now different evolutions.

In this context, the two parameters of the A2 generating solution of the following interpretation:


The effective field equations for this oxidation

The effective field equations for this oxidation

For our choice of oxidation the field equations of type IIB supergravity reduce to

5 brane contribution to the stress energy tensor

D3 brane contribution to the stress energy tensor

and one can easily check that they are explicitly satisfied by use of the A2 model

solution with the chosen identifications


Explicit oxidation the metric and the ricci tensor

Explicit Oxidation: The Metricand the Ricci tensor

Non vanishing

components


Plots of the radii for the case with

Plots of the Radii for the case with

We observe the phenomenon of cosmological billiard

of Damour, Nicolai, Henneaux


Energy density and equations of state

Energy density and equations of state

P in 567

P in 89

P in 12

P in 34


Plots of the radii for the case with this is a pure d3 brane case

Plots of the Radii for the case withthis is a pure D3 brane case


Energy density and equations of state1

Energy density and equations of state

P in 567

P in 89

P in 12

P in 34


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