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Superconformal Theories in Six Dimensions

Pär Arvidsson (Institutionen för fundamental fysik, Elementarpartikelfysik)
Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology, 2006. ISBN: 91-7291-768-7.- 218 s.

This thesis consists of an introductory text, which is divided into two parts, and six appended research papers. The first part contains a general discussion on conformal and superconformal symmetry in six dimensions, and treats how the corresponding transformations act on space-time and superspace fields. We specialize to the case with chiral (2,0) supersymmetry. A formalism is presented for incorporating these symmetries in a manifest way. The second part of the thesis concerns the so called (2,0) theory in six dimensions. The different origins of this theory in terms of higher-dimensional theories (Type IIB string theory and M-theory) are treated, as well as compactifications of the six-dimensional theory to supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories in five and four space-time dimensions. The free (2,0) tensor multiplet field theory is introduced and discussed, and we present a formalism in which its superconformal covariance is made manifest. We also introduce a tensile self-dual string and discuss how to couple this string to the tensor multiplet fields in a way that respects superconformal invariance.

Nyckelord: Superconformal symmetry, Field theories in higher dimensions, String theory

Denna post skapades 2006-09-12. Senast ändrad 2013-09-25.
CPL Pubid: 19706


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för fundamental fysik, Elementarpartikelfysik (2005-2013)



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Inkluderade delarbeten:

Thomson scattering of chiral tensors and scalars against a self-dual string

Free tensor multiplets and strings in spontaneously broken six-dimensional (2,0) theory

Supersymmetric coupling of a self-dual string to a (2,0) tensor multiplet background

The (2,0) supersymmetric theory of tensor multiplets and self-dual strings in six dimensions

Superconformal symmetry in the interacting theory of (2,0) tensor multiplets and self-dual strings

Manifest superconformal covariance in six-dimensional (2,0) theory


Datum: 2006-05-19
Tid: 13.15
Lokal: 13.15 Gustaf Dalén-salen, Origovägen 1, Chalmers
Opponent: Professor Massimo Bianchi, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

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