Oxidizing Borcherds symmetries

Axel Kleinschmidt, Jakob Palmkvist
2013 Journal of High Energy Physics  
The tensor hierarchy of maximal supergravity in D dimensions is known to be closely related to a Borcherds (super)algebra that is constructed from the global symmetry group E(11-D). We here explain how the Borcherds algebras in different dimensions are embedded into each other and can be constructed from a unifying Borcherds algebra. The construction also has a natural physical explanation in terms of oxidation. We then go on to show that the Hodge duality that is present in the tensor
more » ... the tensor hierarchy has an algebraic counterpart. For D>8 the Borcherds algebras we find differ from the ones existing in the literature although they generate the same tensor hierarchy.
doi:10.1007/jhep03(2013)044 fatcat:5yyzbeespnc3hhotftcjbjgghy