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Geometrical aspects of an Abelian (2,0) action

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E. Andriolo, N. Lambert, C. Papageorgakis

Original languageEnglish
Article number200
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

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We explore various geometrical aspects of an action for six-dimensional chiral 2-forms based on the formalism of 1903.12196. We elucidate the coupling to general backgrounds and construct the full supersymmetric completion to an abelian (2, 0) superconformal lagrangian including matter. We investigate the non-standard diffeomorphism properties of the fields and their relation to the hamiltonian formulation. We also test the action by considering compactifications on a circle, K3 and a Riemann surface. The results are consistent with expectations for an action describing the low-energy physics of an M5-brane in M-theory.

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