On algebraic torsion forms and their spin holonomy algebras

Niels Bernhardt and Paul-Andi Nagy


We study holonomy algebras generated by an algebraic element of the Clifford algebra, or equivalently,the holonomy algebras of certain spin connections in flat space. We provide some series of examples in arbitrary dimensions and prove some general properties of the holonomy algebras under some mild conditions on the generating element. We show that the first non-standard situation to look at appears in dimension $8$ and concerns $4$-forms. In this case complete structure results are obtained when moreover assuming the $4$-form to be self-dual.

connection with torsion, holonomy algebra

Math Review Classification
Primary 53C10, 53C27, 53C29

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30 pages

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