Open Supermembranes in Eleven Dimensions

  title={Open Supermembranes in Eleven Dimensions},
  author={Jihad Mourad},
We consider open supermembranes in an eleven dimensional background. We show that, in a flat space-time, the world-volume action is kappa-symmetric and has global space-time supersymmetry if space-time has even dimensional topo-logical defects where the membrane can end. An example of such topological defects is provided by the space-time with boundaries considered by Horava and Witten. In that case the world-volume action has reparametrisation anomalies whose cancellation requires the… CONTINUE READING