# Superspace methods in string theory, supergravity and gauge theory

@article{Cederwall2001SuperspaceMI, title={Superspace methods in string theory, supergravity and gauge theory}, author={Martin Cederwall}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={2001}, volume={589}, pages={46-60} }

In these two lectures, delivered at the XXXVII Karpacz Winter School, February 2001, I review some applications of superspace in various topics related to string theory and M-theory. The first lecture is mainly devoted to descriptions of brane dynamics formulated in supergravity backgrounds. The second lecture concerns the use of superspace techniques for determining consistent interactions in supersymmetric gauge theory and supergravity, e.g., α′-corrections from string/M-theory.In these two…

## 29 Citations

### Spinorial cohomology and maximally supersymmetric theories

- Physics
- 2001

Fields in supersymmetric gauge theories may be seen as elements in a spinorial cohomology. We elaborate on this subject, specialising to maximally supersymmetric theories, where the superspace…

### Supersymmetric corrections to eleven-dimensional supergravity

- Physics
- 2005

In this paper we study eleven-dimensional supergravity in its most general form. This is done by implementing manifest supersymmetry (and Lorentz invariance) through the use of the geometric (torsion…

### Pure spinors and D=6 super-Yang-Mills

- Physics
- 2008

Pure spinor cohomology has been used to describe maximally supersymmetric theories, like D=10 super-Yang-Mills and D=11 supergravity. Supersymmetry closes on-shell in such theories, and the fields in…

### On a supersymmetric completion of the R 4 term in IIB supergravity

- Mathematics, Physics
- 2003

We analyze the possibility of constructing a supersymmetric invariant that contains the $R^4$ term among its components as a superpotential term in type IIB on-shell superspace. We consider a scalar…

### From supergeometry to pure spinors

- Physics
- 2010

In this talk, we review how the superspace formulation of maximally
supersymmetric field theories (including supergravity) naturally leads to
introduction of pure spinors and pure spinor…

### Loop amplitudes in maximal supergravity with manifest supersymmetry

- Geology, Physics
- 2013

A bstractWe present a description for amplitude diagrams in maximal supergravities obtained by dimensional reduction from D = 11, derived from a field theory point of view using the pure spinor…

### Loop amplitudes in maximal supergravity with manifest supersymmetry

- PhysicsJournal of High Energy Physics
- 2013

We present a description for amplitude diagrams in maximal supergravities obtained by dimensional reduction from D = 11, derived from a field theory point of view using the pure spinor formalism. The…

### Pure spinor superfields - an overview

- Physics
- 2013

Maximally supersymmetric theories do not allow off-shell superspace formulations with traditional superfields containing a finite set of auxiliary fields. It has become clear that off-shell…

### Pure spinor superfields, with application to D=3 conformal models

- Physics
- 2009

I review and discuss the construction of supersymmetry multiplets and manifestly supersymmetric Batalin-Vilkovisky actions using pure spinors, with emphasis on models with maximal supersymmetry. The…

### Supersymmetric completion of the R 4 term in type IIB supergravity

- Physics
- 2005

We examine the question of the supersymmetric completion of the R{sup 4} term in type IIB supergravity by using superfield methods. We show that, while there is an obstruction to constructing the…

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