The supermembrane revisited

  title={The supermembrane revisited},
  author={Penelope Howe and Ergin Sezgin}
The M2-brane is studied from the perspective of superembeddings. We review the derivation of the M2-brane dynamics and the supergravity constraints from the standard superembedding constraint and we discuss explicitly the induced d = 3, N = 8 superconformal geometry on the worldvolume. We show that the gauged supermembrane, for a target space with a U (1) isometry, is the standard D2-brane in a type IIA supergravity background. In particular, the D2-brane action, complete with the Dirac-Born… CONTINUE READING