Gauge symmetry and supersymmetry of multiple M2branes
Abstract
In previous work we proposed a field theory model for multiple M2branes based on an algebra with a totally antisymmetric triple product. In this paper we gauge a symmetry that arises from the algebra’s triple product. We then construct a supersymmetric theory that is consistent with all the symmetries expected of a multiple M2brane theory: 16 supersymmetries, conformal invariance, and an SO(8) Rsymmetry that acts on the eight transverse scalars. The gauge field is not dynamical. The result is a new type of maximally supersymmetric gauge theory in three dimensions.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 March 2008
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.065008
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0711.0955
 Bibcode:
 2008PhRvD..77f5008B
 Keywords:

 04.65.+e;
 04.50.h;
 11.25.Hf;
 Supergravity;
 Higherdimensional gravity and other theories of gravity;
 Conformal field theory algebraic structures;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 15 pages