Vertex operators for the supermembrane

Arundhati Dasgupta, Hermann Nicolai, Jan Plefka
2000 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We derive the vertex operators that are expected to govern the emission of the massless d=11 supermultiplet from the supermembrane in the light cone gauge. We demonstrate that they form a representation of the supersymmetry algebra and reduce to the type IIA superstring vertex operators under double dimensional reduction, as well as to the vertices of the d=11 superparticle in the point-particle limit. As a byproduct, our results can be used to derive the corresponding vertex operators for
more » ... x theory and to describe its linear coupling to an arbitrary d=11 supergravity background. Possible applications are discussed.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2000/05/007 fatcat:brtmsjfwnjexvg5psxq5skjhme