Twistor description of spinning particles in AdS

Arvanitakis, AS ; Barns-Graham, AE ; Townsend, Paul Kingsley (2018-01-01)


The two-twistor formulation of particle mechanics in D-dimensional anti-de Sitter space for D=4,5,7, which linearises invariance under the AdS isometry group Sp(4;K) for K=R,C,H,, is generalized to the massless N-extended ``spinning particle''. The twistor variables are gauge invariant with respect to the initial N local worldline supersymmetries; this simplifies aspects of the quantum theory such as implications of global gauge anomalies. We also give details of the two-supertwistor form of the superparticle, in particular the massive superparticle on AdS5.