Superspace supergravity from the superstring

Joel A. Shapiro, Cyrus C. Taylor

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We study a classical superstring propagating in a "curved" (10,16)-dimensional superspace. In this formulation of the string, a local fermionic symmetry is needed to eliminate ghosts from the particle spectrum. By studying the constraint algebra, we show that any background field configuration consistent with this symmetry is equivalent to one which satisfies the full set of supergravity equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 26 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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