Symmetry enhancement near horizons

2 March 2015
George Papadopoulos

I shall demonstrate, under some mild assumptions, that the symmetry group of  extreme, Killing, supergravity horzions contains an sl(2, R) subalgebra.  The proof requires a generalization of the  Lichnerowicz theorem for non-metric connections. The techniques developed can also be applied in the classification
of AdS and Minkowski flux backgrounds.

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