Pauli-Lubanski, supertwistors, and the superspinning particle

Alex S. Arvanitakis, Alexandru Mezincescu, Paul K. Townsend

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Abstract

We present a novel construction of the super-Pauli-Lubanski pseudo-vector for 4D supersymmetry and show how it arises naturally from the spin-shell constraints in the supertwistor formulation of superparticle dynamics. We illustrate this result in the context of a simple classical action for a “superspinning particle” of superspin 1/2. We then use an Sl(2;K)-spinor formalism for K=ℝ,ℂ,ℍ to unify our 4D results with previous results for 3D and 6D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2017
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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  • Extended Supersymmetry
  • Superspaces

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Pauli-Lubanski, supertwistors, and the superspinning particle. / Arvanitakis, Alex S.; Mezincescu, Alexandru; Townsend, Paul K.

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