Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

12-1987

Publication Source

Physical Review Letters

Volume

59

Issue

23

Start Page

2619

Last Page

2622

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.2619

Abstract

Super Riemann surfaces are important in superstring theories as the generalization of the bosonic world sheet. In one approach to their study, one introduces two-dimensional supergravity, subject to certain conditions on the field strengths. Another approach builds super Riemann surfaces from superconformal patching data with no mention of the constraints. We show the equivalence of these two approaches and in particular interpret the torsion constraints as integrability conditions of a certain geometrical structure.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Philip C. Nelson was affiliated with Boston University. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Physics & Astronomy Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 01 May 2017

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