Superspace geometry and classification of supersymmetric extended objects

Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 2579 – Published 29 May 1989
J. A. de Azcárraga and P. K. Townsend


We provide a geometrical interpretation of the classification of supersymmetric p-dimensional extended objects. Specifically, we show that the action describing such an object exists by virtue of a nontrivial class of the (p+2)th Chevalley-Eilenberg cohomology of superspace, considered as the super translation group.


  • Received 19 December 1988
  • Published in the issue dated 29 May 1989

© 1989 The American Physical Society

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J. A. de Azcárraga and P. K. Townsend

  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW, United Kingdom

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