StonyBrook | KUL | Bonn | QMW | Edinburgh

The recent years

  1. On the algebraic structure of Killing superalgebras
    [with Andrea Santi]
  2. Killing superalgebras for lorentzian four-manifolds
    [with Paul de Medeiros and Andrea Santi]
  3. Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on conformal supergravity backgrounds in ten dimensions
    [with Paul de Medeiros]
  4. Eleven-dimensional supergravity from filtered subdeformations of the Poincaré superalgebra
    [with Andrea Santi]
  5. Spencer cohomology and eleven-dimensional supergravity
    [with Andrea Santi]
  6. Homogeneous M2 duals
    [with Mara Ungureanu]
  7. Sasakian manifolds and M-theory
    [with Andrea Santi]
  8. The homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds II: the six-dimensional theories
    [with Noel Hustler]
  9. Supersymmetry of hyperbolic monopoles
    [with Moustafa Gharamti]
  10. Symmetric backgrounds of type IIB supergravity
    [with Noel Hustler]
  11. The homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds
    [with Noel Hustler]
  12. Symmetric M-theory backgrounds
  13. Half-BPS M2-brane orbifolds
    [with Paul de Medeiros]
  14. Half-BPS quotients in M-theory: ADE with a twist
    [with Paul de Medeiros, Sunil Gadhia and Elena Méndez-Escobar]
  15. M2-branes, Einstein manifolds and triple systems
  16. Superpotentials for superconformal Chern-Simons theories from representation theory
    [with Paul de Medeiros and Elena Méndez-Escobar]
  17. Simplicity in the Faulkner construction
  18. Deformations of 3-algebras
  19. Metric 3-Lie algebras for unitary Bagger-Lambert theories
    [with Paul de Medeiros, Elena Méndez-Escobar and Patricia Ritter]
  20. Three lectures on 3-algebras
  21. The homogeneity conjecture for supergravity backgrounds
  22. On the maximal superalgebras of supersymmetric backgrounds
    [with Emily Hackett-Jones, George Moutsopoulos and Joan Simón]
    Nominated by the Editors of CQG among the Highlights of 2008 and 2009
  23. On the Lie-algebraic origins of metric 3-algebras
    [with Paul de Medeiros, Elena Méndez-Escobar and Patricia Ritter]
  24. Metric Lie n-algebras and double extensions
  25. Metric Lie 3-algebras in Bagger-Lambert theory
    [with Paul de Medeiros and Elena Méndez-Escobar]
  26. Lorentzian Lie n-algebras
  27. Lorentzian Lie 3-algebras and their Bagger-Lambert moduli space
    [with Paul de Medeiros and Elena Méndez-Escobar]
  28. Killing superalgebra deformations of ten-dimensional supergravity backgrounds
    [with Bert Vercnocke]
  29. A geometric construction of the exceptional Lie algebras F4 and E8
  30. Deformations of M-theory Killing superalgebras
  31. The return of the four- and five-dimensional preons
    [with Jan Gutowski and Wafic Sabra]
  32. The Killing superalgebra of ten-dimensional supergravity backgrounds
    [with Emily Hackett-Jones and George Moutsopoulos]
  33. Lorentzian symmetric spaces in supergravity
    Recent developments in pseudo-riemannian geometry
    Proceedings of the programme Geometry of pseudo-riemannian manifolds with application to physics, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, September-December 2005.
  34. M-theory preons cannot arise by quotients
    [with Sunil Gadhia]
  35. Supersymmetry and spin structures
    [with Sunil Gadhia]
  36. Gauging the Wess-Zumino term of a sigma model with boundary
    [with Noureddine Mohammedi]
  37. Homogeneity and plane-wave limits
    [with Patrick Meessen and Simon Philip]
  38. Supersymmetry and homogeneity in M-theory backgrounds
    [with Patrick Meessen and Simon Philip]
  39. Quotients of AdSp+1 x Sq: causally well-behaved spaces and black holes
    [with Owen Madden, Simon Ross and Joan Simón]
  40. Supersymmetric Kaluza-Klein reductions of AdS backgrounds
    [with Joan Simón]
    Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 8 (2004) 217-317
  41. Parallelisable heterotic backgrounds
    [with Teruhiko Kawano and Satoshi Yamaguchi]
  42. Supergravity vacua and lorentzian Lie groups
    [with Ali Chamseddine and Wafic Sabra]
  43. On parallelisable NS-NS backgrounds
  44. Penrose limits of Lie branes and a Nappi-Witten braneworld
    [with Sonia Stanciu]
  45. Plücker-type relations for orthogonal planes
    [with George Papadopoulos]
  46. Maximally supersymmetric solutions to ten- and eleven-dimensional supergravities
    [with George Papadopoulos]
  47. Supersymmetric Kaluza-Klein reductions of M-waves and MKK-monopoles
    [with Joan Simón]
  48. Supersymmetric Kaluza-Klein reductions of M2- and M5-branes
    [with Joan Simón]
    Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 6 (2003) 703-793
  49. Penrose limits, supergravity and brane dynamics
    [with Matthias Blau and George Papadopoulos]
  50. Penrose limits and maximal supersymmetry
    [with Matthias Blau, Chris Hull and George Papadopoulos]
    Nominated by the Editors of CQG among the Highlights of 2001 and 2002
  51. Appendix in An illustrated guide to D-branes in SU3
    [with Sonia Stanciu]
  52. Conformal topological Yang-Mills theory and de Sitter holography
    [with Paul de Medeiros, Chris Hull and Bill Spence]
  53. A new maximally supersymmetric background of IIB superstring theory
    [with Matthias Blau, Chris Hull and George Papadopoulos]
  54. Generalised supersymmetric fluxbranes
    [with Joan Simón]
  55. Maximal supersymmetry in ten and eleven dimensions
    Proceedings of the workshop Special geometric structures in string theory, Bonn, September 2001.
  56. Homogeneous fluxes, branes and a maximally supersymmetric solution of M-theory
    [with George Papadopoulos]
  57. D-brane charge, flux quantisation and relative (co)homology
    [with Sonia Stanciu]
  58. D-Branes in AdS3 x S3 x S3 x S1
    [with Sonia Stanciu]
  59. More Ricci-flat branes
  60. More D-branes in the Nappi-Witten background
    [with Sonia Stanciu]
StonyBrook | KUL | Bonn | QMW | Edinburgh

Numbers [71] and higher were written while a lecturer, a reader and then a professor at the School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh.

The effect of the onset of full-time teaching, without the concomitant improvement in time-management skills, can be clearly felt in the relatively few papers I wrote during the three academic years 1998-2001. I then went on a much needed sabbatical!

Paper [82] was featured in March 2004 as an ESI hot new paper; although by that time it had cooled down considerably.

Papers [77], [83-4] and [91], and to a certain extent [92], form part of a research programme that Joan Simón and I started in 2001. That collaboration has spanned what has been a very difficult time for me personally, and if we have achieved what we set out to do, it is due in no small part to Joan's patience at a time of his professional life when, as a postdoc, production was paramount.
(Moltes gràcies, Joan!)

Thanks indeed to all my collaborators, to some of whom I'm linked by bonds of friendship which have outlasted our common scientific interests:

Takashi Kimura
Alvaro Díaz
Stany Schrans
Kris Thielemans
Eduardo Ramos
Javier Mas
Sonia Stanciu
Chris Hull
Leonardo Palacios
Arkady Vaintrob
Chris Koehl
Bill Spence
Bobby Acharya
Martin O'Loughlin
Ali Imaanpur
Jim McCarthy
George Papadopoulos
Joan Simón
Matthias Blau
Paul de Medeiros
Ali Chamseddine
Wafic Sabra
Kawano Teruhiko
Yamaguchi Satoshi
Owen Madden
Simon Ross
Patrick Meessen
Simon Philip
Noureddine Mohammedi
Sunil Gadhia
Emily Hackett-Jones
George Moutsopoulos
Jan Gutowski
Bert Vercnocke
Elena Méndez-Escobar
Patricia Ritter
Noel Hustler
Moustafa Gharamti
Andrea Santi
Mara Ungureanu