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Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2012
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Title
Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2012
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2012-3
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Joan Simón, Joan Simon

Abstract

This is a review on brane effective actions, their symmetries and some of their applications. Its first part covers the Green-Schwarz formulation of single M- and D-brane effective actions focusing on kinematical aspects: the identification of their degrees of freedom, the importance of world volume diffeomorphisms and kappa symmetry to achieve manifest spacetime covariance and supersymmetry, and the explicit construction of such actions in arbitrary on-shell supergravity backgrounds. Its second part deals with applications. First, the use of kappa symmetry to determine supersymmetric world volume solitons. This includes their explicit construction in flat and curved backgrounds, their interpretation as Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states carrying (topological) charges in the supersymmetry algebra and the connection between supersymmetry and Hamiltonian BPS bounds. When available, I emphasise the use of these solitons as constituents in microscopic models of black holes. Second, the use of probe approximations to infer about the non-trivial dynamics of strongly-coupled gauge theories using the anti de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. This includes expectation values of Wilson loop operators, spectrum information and the general use of D-brane probes to approximate the dynamics of systems with small number of degrees of freedom interacting with larger systems allowing a dual gravitational description. Its final part briefly discusses effective actions for N D-branes and M2-branes. This includes both Super-Yang-Mills theories, their higher-order corrections and partial results in covariantising these couplings to curved backgrounds, and the more recent supersymmetric Chern-Simons matter theories describing M2-branes using field theory, brane constructions and 3-algebra considerations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Chile 1 3%
United Kingdom 1 3%
South Africa 1 3%
Japan 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 28 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 47%
Researcher 11 32%
Student > Postgraduate 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Student > Master 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 32 94%
Unspecified 1 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2018.
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#3,490,565
of 13,112,136 outputs
Outputs from Living Reviews in Relativity
#69
of 103 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#74,927
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Outputs of similar age from Living Reviews in Relativity
#9
of 19 outputs
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