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What does SUGRA stand for?

SUGRA stands for Supergravity (physics)

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The 19 papers explore such topics as ultraviolet behavior of N=8 supergravity, the status of dark matter and neutrino physics, quantum gravity without space-time singularities or horizons, the lesson needed for the future, highlights from the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory, notes on Chern-Simons theory in the temporal gauge, and dark matter through many copies of the standard model.
Extensions of these standard formalisms are then examined, including grand unified theories, scalar-tensor theories of gravity, quantum field theory in curved space-time, supersymmetry and supergravity, and models of phase transitions during the primordial universe, and their different implications for primordial cosmology are explored.
But then our experience with supergravity and string theory, and the analogy of Godel's theorem, suggest that even this formulation will be incomplete (Hawking, 2003, p.
The quantized theories are called supergravity, and though they differ among themselves, they all come up with a three-component gravity, whereas Newton and Einstein had only one.