TY - JOUR

T1 - General construction of the unitary representations of anti-de sitter superalgebras and the spectrum of the S4 compactification of 11-dimensional supergravity

AU - Günaydin, M.

AU - van Nieuwenhuizen, P.

AU - Warner, N. P.

N1 - Funding Information:
* Work supported in part by the US Department of Energy under contract DEAC 03-81-ER40050, the Fleischmann and Weingart Foundations and by NSF grant PHY-81-09110A-01.

PY - 1985

Y1 - 1985

N2 - We construct the spectrum of the S4 compactification of d = 11 supergravity by simple algebraic methods. The spectrum consists of a special class of positive-energy unitary irreducible representations of the supergroup Osp(8*/4) = Osp(6, 2 4), the so-called short supermultiplets. This paper shows how to obtain easily all such representations of the supergroup Osp( 8* 4). We find that there is an ultra-short supermultiplet, the doubleton, which is analogous to the singleton of Osp( 8 4, R). The method described here can be used to obtain all positive-energy unitary supermultiplets of Osp( 8* 4) and not just those that aise in the S4 compactification.

AB - We construct the spectrum of the S4 compactification of d = 11 supergravity by simple algebraic methods. The spectrum consists of a special class of positive-energy unitary irreducible representations of the supergroup Osp(8*/4) = Osp(6, 2 4), the so-called short supermultiplets. This paper shows how to obtain easily all such representations of the supergroup Osp( 8* 4). We find that there is an ultra-short supermultiplet, the doubleton, which is analogous to the singleton of Osp( 8 4, R). The method described here can be used to obtain all positive-energy unitary supermultiplets of Osp( 8* 4) and not just those that aise in the S4 compactification.

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U2 - 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90129-4

DO - 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90129-4

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0002912815

VL - 255

SP - 63

EP - 92

JO - Nuclear Physics B

JF - Nuclear Physics B

SN - 0550-3213

IS - C

ER -