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On the quantum mechanics of supermembranes

- B. D. Wit, J. Hoppe, H. Nicolai
- Physics
- 28 December 1988

Abstract We study the quantum-mechanical properties of a supermembrane and examine the nature of its ground state. A supersymmetric gauge theory of area-preserving transformations provides a… Expand

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The maximal D = 4 supergravities

- B. D. Wit, H. Samtleben, M. Trigiante
- Physics
- 15 May 2007

All maximal supergravities in four space-time dimensions are presented. The ungauged Lagrangians can be encoded in an E_7(7)\Sp(56,R)/GL(28) matrix associated with the freedom of performing… Expand

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Extended conformal supergravity

- E. Bergshoeff, M. D. Roo, B. D. Wit
- Physics
- 20 April 1981

Abstract We present the complete structure of extended conformal supergravity for N ⩽4. The relation with the graded algebra SU(2, 2| N ) and with the multiplet of currents is discussed. The N = 4… Expand

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Symmetry structure of special geometries

- B. D. Wit, F. Vanderseypen, A. Proeyen
- Physics
- 13 October 1992

Using techniques from supergravity and dimensional reduction, we study the full isometry algebra of K\"ahler and quaternionic manifolds with special geometry. These two varieties are related by the… Expand

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Corrections to macroscopic supersymmetric black-hole entropy

- G. Cardoso, B. D. Wit, Thomas Mohaupt
- Physics
- 9 December 1998

We determine the corrections to the entropy of extremal black holes arising from terms quadratic in the Riemann tensor in N=2, D=4 supergravity theories. We follow Wald’s proposal to modify the… Expand

317 17- PDF

Gauged Supergravities, Tensor Hierarchies, and M-Theory

- B. D. Wit, H. Nicolai, H. Samtleben
- Physics
- 8 January 2008

Deformations of maximal supergravity theories induced by gauging non-abelian subgroups of the duality group reveal the presence of charged M-theory degrees of freedom that are not necessarily… Expand

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Systematics of Higher Spin Gauge Fields

- B. D. Wit, D. Freedman
- Physics
- 15 January 1980

Free-field theories for symmetric tensor and tensor-spinor gauge fields have recently been obtained which describe massless particles of arbitrary integer or half-integer spin. An independent… Expand

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d = 11 supergravity with local SU(8) invariance

- B. D. Wit, H. Nicolai
- Physics
- 15 September 1986

The transformation rules and field equations of d = 11 supergravity are given in a form which is manifestly covariant under local SU(8) transformations. In this formulation the SO(1, 10) local… Expand

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Hypermultiplets, hyperKähler cones and quaternion-Kähler geometry

- B. D. Wit, M. Roček, S. Vandoren
- Physics, Mathematics
- 24 January 2001

We study hyperkahler cones and their corresponding quaternion-Kahler spaces. We present a classification of 4(n − 1)-dimensional quaternion- Kahler spaces with n abelian quaternionic isometries,… Expand

175 15- PDF

Gauged locally supersymmetric D=3 nonlinear sigma models

- B. D. Wit, I. Herger, H. Samtleben
- Physics
- 1 July 2003

Abstract We construct supersymmetric deformations of general, locally supersymmetric, nonlinear sigma models in three spacetime dimensions, by extending the pure supergravity theory with a… Expand

116 15- PDF

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