On conformal deformations

Barak Kol*

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For a conformal theory it is natural to seek the conformal moduli space, Mc to which it belongs, generated by the exactly marginal deformations. By now we should have the tools to determine Mc in the presence of enough supersymmetry. Here it is shown that its dimension is determined in terms of a certain index. Moreover, the D-term of the global group is an obstruction for deformation, in presence of a certain amount of preserved supersymmetry. As an example we find that the deformations of the membrane (3d) field theory, under certain conditions, are in 35/SL(4, ℂ). Other properties including the local geometry of Mc are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)963-973
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT and ds-CFT Correspondence
  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Renormalization Group
  • Supergravity Models


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