Preprint 28/1998

Lorentz covariance, higher-spin superspaces and self-duality

Chandrashekar Devchand and Jean Nuyts

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Submission date: 03. Jul. 1998
Pages: 8
published in: Particles, fields, and gravitation / J. Rembielinski (ed.)
Woodbury, NY : American Institute of Physics, 1999. - P. 317 - 323
(AIP conference proceedings ; 453) 
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1063/1.57133
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Lorentz covariant generalisations of the notions of supersymmetry, superspace and self-duality are discussed. The essential idea is to extend standard constructions by allowing tangent vectors and coordinates which transform according to more general Lorentz representations than solely the spinorial and vectorial ones of standard lore. Such superspaces provide model configuration spaces for theories of arbitrary spin fields. Our framework is an elegant one for handling higher-dimensional theories in a manifestly SO(3,1) covariant fashion. A further application is the construction of a hierarchy of solvable Lorentz covariant systems generalising four-dimensional self-duality.

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