Oscillator construction of spectra of pp-wave superalgebras in eleven dimensions

Sudarshan Fernando, Murat Günaydin, Seungjoon Hyun

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After reviewing the oscillator realization of the symmetry superalgebra of the BMN matrix model on its maximally supersymmetric plane-wave background and the construction of its zero-mode spectrum, we study a large number of non-maximally supersymmetric pp-wave algebras in eleven dimensions which are obtained by various restrictions from the maximally supersymmetric case (BMN model). We also show how to obtain their zero-mode spectra, which we explicitly construct in some chosen examples. Except for some 'exotic' or degenerate special cases, we believe our study covers all possible interesting pp-wave superalgebras of this kind in eleven dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-460
Number of pages40
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 7 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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