Semiclassical quantization of the supermembrane Academic Article uri icon


  • We approach the quantization of the eleven-dimensional supermembrane from a semiclassical viewpoint. We quantize the fluctuations around a topologically-stabilized toroidal background, and find that the bosonic and fermionic contributions to the vacuum energy cancel. This result appears to depend crucially on the fermionic gauge symmetry and spacetime supersymmetry. 1988.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Physics B

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Duff, M. J., Inami, T., Pope, C. N., Sezgin, E., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 138

complete list of authors

  • Duff, MJ||Inami, T||Pope, CN||Sezgin, E||Stelle, KS

publication date

  • February 1988