Living Reviews in Relativity

"Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications"
by
Joan Simón 

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Abstract
1 Introduction
2 The Green–Schwarz Superstring: A Brief Motivation
3 Brane Effective Actions
3.1 Degrees of freedom and world volume supersymmetry
3.2 Bosonic actions
3.3 Consistency checks
3.4 Supersymmetric brane effective actions in Minkowski
3.5 Supersymmetric brane effective actions in curved backgrounds
3.6 Symmetries: spacetime vs world volume
3.7 Regime of validity
4 World Volume Solitons: Generalities
4.1 Supersymmetric bosonic configurations and kappa symmetry
4.2 Hamiltonian formalism
4.3 Calibrations
5 World Volume Solitons: Applications
5.1 Vacuum infinite branes
5.2 Intersecting M2-branes
5.3 Intersecting M2 and M5-branes
5.4 BIons
5.5 Dyons
5.6 Branes within branes
5.7 Supertubes
5.8 Baryon vertex
5.9 Giant gravitons and superstars
5.10 Deconstructing black holes
6 Some AdS/CFT Related Applications
6.1 Wilson loops
6.2 Quark energy loss in a thermal medium
6.3 Semiclassical correspondence
6.4 Probes as deformations and gapless excitations in complex systems
7 Multiple Branes
7.1 D-branes
7.2 M2-branes
8 Related Topics
9 Acknowledgements
A Target superspace formulation and constraints
A.1 𝒩 = 2 type IIA/B superspace
A.2 𝒩 = 1d = 11 supergravity conventions
B Cone Construction and Supersymmetry
B.1 (M, g ) Riemannian
B.2 (M, g ) of signature (1,d − 1)
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