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We endow the group of automorphisms of an exact Courant algebroid over a compact manifold with an infinite dimensional Lie group structure modeled on the inverse limit of Hilbert spaces (ILH). We prove a slice theorem for the action of this Lie group on the space of generalized metrics. As an application, we show that the moduli space of generalized metrics is stratified by ILH submanifolds and relate it to the moduli space of usual metrics. Finally, we extend these results to odd exact Courant algebroids.
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Roberto Rubio, Carl Tipler, The Lie group of automorphisms of a Courant algebroid and the moduli space of generalized metrics. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 36 (2020), no. 2, pp. 485–536DOI 10.4171/RMI/1137