Self-dual N=8 supergravity as closed N=2(4) strings.

  title={Self-dual N=8 supergravity as closed N=2(4) strings.},
  author={M Siegel},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  volume={47 6},
  • M Siegel
  • Published 1993 in Physical review. D, Particles and fields
As open N=2 or 4 strings describe self-dual N=4 super Yang-Mills in 2+2 dimensions, the corresponding closed (heterotic) strings describe self-dual un-gauged (gauged) N=8 supergravity. These theories are conveniently formulated in a chiral superspace with general supercoordinate and local OSp(8|2) gauge invariances. The super-light-cone and covariant-component actions are analyzed. Because only half the Lorentz group is gauged, the gravity field equation is just the vanishing of the torsion. 

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