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dc.contributor.advisorFigueroa-O'Farrill, Joséen
dc.contributor.advisorBraden, Harryen
dc.contributor.authorHustler, Noelen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T15:54:56Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T15:54:56Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/19576
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is divided into three main parts. In the first of these (comprising chapters 1 and 2) we present the physical context of the research and cover the basic geometric background we will need to use throughout the rest of this thesis. In the second part (comprising chapters 3 to 5) we motivate and develop the strong homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds. We go on to prove it directly for a number of top-dimensional Poincaré supergravities and furthermore demonstrate how it also generically applies to dimensional reductions of those theories. In the third part (comprising chapters 6 and 7) we show how further specialising to the case of symmetric backgrounds allows us to compute complete classifications of such backgrounds. We demonstrate this by classifying all symmetric type IIB supergravity backgrounds. Next we apply an algorithm for computing the supersymmetry of symmetric backgrounds and use this to classify all supersymmetric symmetric M-theory backgrounds.en
dc.contributor.sponsorEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionJosé Figueroa-O’Farrill and Noel Hustler. ‘The homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds’. Journal of High Energy Physics 2012.10 (2012)en
dc.relation.hasversionJosé Figueroa-O’Farrill and Noel Hustler. ‘The homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds II: the six-dimensional theories’. Journal of High Energy Physics 2014.4 (2014)en
dc.relation.hasversionJosé Figueroa-O’Farrill and Noel Hustler. ‘Symmetric backgrounds of type IIB supergravity’. Classical and Quantum Gravity 30.4 (2013)en
dc.relation.hasversionNoel Hustler and Andree Lischewski. ‘(M-theory-)Killing spinors on symmetric spaces’. Journal of Mathematical Physics 56.8 (2015)en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subjectsupergravityen
dc.subjectstring theoryen
dc.subjectPoincaré supergravityen
dc.subjectsupersymmetryen
dc.subjectspacetime geometryen
dc.titleHomogeneity in supergravityen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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