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Killing spinor

Context

Riemannian geometry

Differential geometry

differential geometry

synthetic differential geometry

Axiomatics

Models

Concepts

Theorems

Applications

Contents

Idea

A Killing spinor on a (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold is a covariantly constant spinor : a section of some spinor bundle vΓ(S)v \in \Gamma(S) that is annihilated by the covariant derivative of the corresponding Levi-Civita connection.

Similarly a Killing vector is a covariantly constant vector field.

References

A discussion with an eye towards applications in supersymmetry is around page 907 in volume II of

Revised on November 14, 2013 21:34:18 by Urs Schreiber (82.169.114.243)