Topologically gauged superconformal ChernSimons matter theories
Abstract
By coupling {N}=8 superconformal matter to {N}=8 superconformal ChernSimons gravity in three dimensions we obtain theories with novel terms in the scalar potential leading to AdS _{3} solutions and superconformal symmetry breaking. If we start from the theory derived by Bagger, Lambert and Gustavsson, our coupled theory either inherits the SO(4) gauge group or reduces it to SO(3). If the construction is instead based on a free matter theory we find that the gravitational topological gauging also requires the introduction of a ChernSimons gauge sector resulting in a consistent theory for any SO( N ) gauge group.
 Publication:

Journal of High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 December 2012
 DOI:
 10.1007/JHEP12(2012)046
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1204.2521
 Bibcode:
 2012JHEP...12..046G
 Keywords:

 Conformal Field Models in String Theory;
 Supergravity Models;
 MTheory;
 Extended Supersymmetry;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 46 pages, typos corrected, references added, discussion on background solutions in section 2.4 extended