Singletons and superstrings

M. Günaydin, B. E.W. Nilsson, G. Sierra, P. K. Townsend

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It is shown that the type IIA, IIB and heterotic superstring actions can be interpreted as the (8c, 8s), (8c, 8c) and (8c, 0) superconformally invariant two-dimensional singleton field theories of the three-dimensional anti-de Sitter supergroups OSp( 8 2, R)c⊗OSp( 8 2, R)s, OSp( 8 2, R)c and OSp( 8 2, R)c⊗Sp(2, R), respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 21 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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