Aspects of superconformal symmetry

Emmanouil Raptakis

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Abstract

In this thesis we study classical aspects of superconformal field theory via symmetry principles. Specifically, by employing the powerful setup of conformal superspace, we obtain a plethora of new results. These include: (i) the higher symmetries of the conformal d’Alembertian, massless Wess-Zumino and Sohnius operators as well as their massive counterparts in four dimensions; (ii) free actions for N-extended superconformal higher-spin gauge multiplets in four dimensions and several families of non-linear and U(1)-duality invariant extensions; and (iii) a superspace formulation for two dimensional conformal (p,q) supergravity for general p and q. The obtained results open up numerous novel research pathways.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kuzenko, Sergei, Supervisor
  • Buchbinder, Evgeny, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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