Symmetric M-Theory Backgrounds

Research output: Working paper


We classify symmetric backgrounds of eleven-dimensional supergravity up to local isometry. In other words, we classify triples (M,g,F), where (M,g) is an eleven-dimensional lorentzian locally symmetric space and F is an invariant 4-form, satisfying the equations of motion of eleven-dimensional supergravity. The possible (M,g) are given either by (not necessarily nondegenerate) Cahen-Wallach spaces or by products AdS_d x M for 1
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2011


  • hep-th
  • math.DG


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