nLab Peter van Nieuwenhuizen

One of the co-discoveres of supergravity (4d supergravity).

Selected writings

Introducing D=4 supergravity:

Review of supergravity:

Secretly introducing super L-∞ algebras in their formal dual incarnation (“FDA”s in the supergravity literature):

and the resulting D'Auria-Fré formulation of supergravity:

On Freund-Rubin compactifications of 11d supergravity:

On D=7 supergravity (as gauged supergravity):

On the early history of supergravity:

  • van Nieuwenhuizen, Some personal recollections about the discovery of supergravity, 1993 (pdf, pdf)

Part of this story also appears as

  • David Appell, When supergravity was born, 2012 (pdf)
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