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Topics in Supersymmetry Theory: 1. A Superspace Action for Ten-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory in Terms of Four-Dimensional Superfields; 2. Gauge Groups for Type-I Superstrings

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Sagnotti, Augusto (1983) Topics in Supersymmetry Theory: 1. A Superspace Action for Ten-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory in Terms of Four-Dimensional Superfields; 2. Gauge Groups for Type-I Superstrings. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/qrfw-nf31. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:10232019-170411829

Abstract

This thesis is an account or most of the work that I did in Supersymmetry and Supergravity over the last two years. It deals with two major topics. the construction of a new superspace action for ten-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in terms of four-dimensional superfields. and the classification of the gauge groups allowed at the classical level in the type-I superstring theory. In addition, it contains a discussion of work that I did showing the uniqueness of supergravity in eleven dimensions and the uniqueness of the free Rarita-Schwinger action for massless and massive spin-³/₂ fields.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Frautschi, Steven C.
Thesis Committee:
  • Schwarz, John H. (chair)
  • Fox, Geoffrey C.
  • Koonin, Steven E.
  • Frautschi, Steven C.
Defense Date:23 May 1983
Additional Information:The thesis title listed in 1983 commencement program -- Topics in Supersymmetry Theory: I. A Superspace Action for Ten-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory in Terms of Four-Dimensional Superfields. II. Gauge Groups for Type-I Superstrings -- varies from actual thesis.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10232019-170411829
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:10232019-170411829
DOI:10.7907/qrfw-nf31
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:11853
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Melissa Ray
Deposited On:24 Oct 2019 00:14
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 22:59

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