Introduction to exceptional field theory

Henning Samtleben (ENS Lyon)

Aug 25. 2021, 09:30 — 10:30

Exceptional field theories are duality covariant formulations of supergravity based on exceptional geometry. I review the formalism and its applications. I will discuss how this framework may also accommodate the so-called exotic supergravities carrying gauge fields with nonstandard Young tableaux representations, subject to (self-)duality constraints. 

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ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
Geometry for Higher Spin Gravity: Conformal Structures, PDEs, and Q-manifolds (Thematic Programme)
Xavier Bekaert (U of Tours)
Andreas Cap (U of Vienna)
Stefan Fredenhagen (U of Vienna)
Maxim Grigoriev (U of Mons)
Alexei Kotov (U Hradec Králové)