nLab Peter West

Peter Christopher West is professor of mathematics at King’s college London.

Selected writings

On supergravity formulated on super spacetime supermanifolds (“superspace”):

Early construction of type IIA supergravity:

On the Green-Schwarz mechanism and KK-compactification of heterotic supergravity/heterotic superstring to 6 dimensions (see also at D=6 N=(1,0) SCFT):

On Landau-Ginzburg models in the sense of string theory (sigma models with certain potentials):

  • Paul Howe, Peter West, Landau-Ginzburg Hamiltonians, string theory and critical phenomena, in: Proceedings of 25th International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, August 2-8, 1990 [inspire:301119, pdf]

On the fundamental M5-brane Green-Schwarz sigma-model:

On obtaining massive type IIA supergravity from a form of D=11 supergravity:

On the 3-brane in 6d as a black brane in an M5-brane/NS5-brane worldvolume

and of its relation to D=4 N=2 super Yang-Mills theory:

On Dp-D(p+2) brane intersections (such as D1-D3 brane intersections) as spikes/BIons from the M5-brane:

On deriving the equations of motion for the M5-brane via superspace-methods (superembedding approach):

Amplification that the resulting higher gauge field on the M5-brane is not naively self-dual:

On E11-exceptional generalized geometry for D=11 supergravity/M-theory:

Discussion of the dual graviton in terms of E11 U-duality:

On basics of string theory:

On Abdus Salam and the early history of supersymmetry:

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