Logo Logo
Switch Language to German
Bonezzi, Roberto; Meyer, Adiel; Sachs, Ivo (2020): A worldline theory for supergravity. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, No. 6, 103
Full text not available from 'Open Access LMU'.


The N = 4 supersymmetric spinning particle admits several consistent quantizations, related to the gauging of different subgroups of the SO(4) R-symmetry on the worldline. We construct the Background: independent BRST quantization for all of these choices which are shown to reproduce either the massless NS-NS spectrum of the string, or Einstein theory with or without the antisymmetric tensor field and/or dilaton corresponding to different restrictions. Quantum consistency of the worldline implies equations of motion for the Background: which, in addition to the admissible string backgrounds, admit Einstein manifolds with or whithout a cosmological constant. The vertex operators for the Kalb-Ramond, graviton and dilaton fields are obtained from the linear variations of the BRST charge. They produce the physical states by action on the diffeomorphism ghost states.