On the spacetime content of Liouvilletype theories
Abstract
An analysis of the spacetime content of the Liouvilletype field theories (LFT) is presented. The origin and significance of D=2, D=26 and, respectively, D=10 are rigorously explained and connections between LFT, octonionic algebra and N=8 D=4 supergravity are derived. As byproducts, new approaches to (justification of) internal symmetries and, respectively, implementation of the KaluzaKlein idea (i.e., ‘physics from higher dimensions’) are suggested.
 Publication:

Letters in Mathematical Physics
 Pub Date:
 September 1983
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00398763
 Bibcode:
 1983LMaPh...7..415T