AdS4 backgrounds with N > 16 supersymmetries in 10 and 11 dimensions

A. S. Haupt, S. Lautz, G. Papadopoulos*

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We explore all warped AdS4 ×wMD−4 backgrounds with the most general allowed fluxes that preserve more than 16 supersymmetries in D = 10- and 11-dimensional supergravities. After imposing the assumption that either the internal space MD−4 is compact without boundary or the isometry algebra of the background decomposes into that of AdS4 and that of MD−4, we find that there are no such backgrounds in IIB supergravity. Similarly in IIA supergravity, there is a unique such background with 24 supersymmetries locally isometric to AdS4 × ℂℙ3, and in D = 11 supergravity all such backgrounds are locally isometric to the maximally supersymmetric AdS4 × S7 solution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number87
Number of pages50
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Early online date18 Jan 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Jan 2018


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Flux compactifications
  • Supergravity Models
  • Superstring Vacua


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