Generalized Kähler geometry from supersymmetric sigma models
2006 (English)In: Letters in Mathematical Physics, ISSN 0377-9017, E-ISSN 1573-0530, Vol. 77, no 3, 291-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We give a physical derivation of generalized Kahler geometry. Starting from a supersymmetric nonlinear sigma model, we rederive and explain the results of Gualtieri (Generalized complex geometry, DPhil thesis, Oxford University, 2004) regarding the equivalence between generalized Kahler geometry and the bi-hermitean geometry of Gates et al. (Nucl Phys B248:157, 1984). When cast in the language of supersymmetric sigma models, this relation maps precisely to that between the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian formalisms. We also discuss topological twist in this context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 77, no 3, 291-308 p.
generalized kahler geometry, supersymmetric sigma models
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94767DOI: 10.1007/s11005-006-0099-xISI: 000240126700006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94767DiVA: diva2:168740