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String Study Group

Rutger Boels (Niels Bohr International Academy)

Unified Geometric Theory of Gravity and Supergravity

S.W. MacDowell, F. Mansouri
Phys.Rev.Lett.38:739,1977, Erratum-ibid.38:1376,1977.

and a blog post by Jacques Distler,
http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/archives/000541.html
 

In contrast to all the latest results usually discussed in the journal club,
this time I hope to say something coherent about ''MacDowell / Mansouri
gravity'', based on a paper now 30 years old. I hope to convince you that at
the least this is a nice way of reformulating the gravity and supergravity
actions and especially the appearance of a dimensionfull coupling. The
latter is related to an observation by Distler in the abovementioned blog
post.