M-theory superalgebra from multiple membranes

Kazuyuki Furuuchi, Sheng Yu Darren Shih, Tomohisa Takimi

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We investigate space-time supersymmetry of the model of multiple M2-branes proposed by Bagger-Lambert and Gustavsson. When there is a central element in Lie 3-algebra, the model possesses an extra symmetry shifting the fermions in the central element. Together with the original worldvolume supersymmetry transformation, we construct major part of the eleven dimensional space-time super-Poincaré algebra with central extensions. Implications to transverse five-branes in the matrix model for M-theory are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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