Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp 535–589

Hyperkähler metrics and supersymmetry

  • N. J. Hitchin
  • A. Karlhede
  • U. Lindström
  • M. Roček
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01214418

Cite this article as:
Hitchin, N.J., Karlhede, A., Lindström, U. et al. Commun.Math. Phys. (1987) 108: 535. doi:10.1007/BF01214418

Abstract

We describe two constructions of hyperkähler manifolds, one based on a Legendre transform, and one on a sympletic quotient. These constructions arose in the context of supersymmetric nonlinear σ-models, but can be described entirely geometrically. In this general setting, we attempt to clarify the relation between supersymmetry and aspects of modern differential geometry, along the way reviewing many basic and well known ideas in the hope of making them accessible to a new audience.

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Hitchin
    • 1
  • A. Karlhede
    • 2
  • U. Lindström
    • 2
  • M. Roček
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA