Starting from the known representation of the Kac-Moody algebra in terms of the coordinates and momenta, we extend it to the representation of the super Kac-Moody and super Virasoro algebras. Then we use general canonical method to construct an action invariant under local gauge symmetries, where components of the super energy-momentum tensor L± and G± play the role of the diffeomorphisms and supersymmetry generators respectively. We obtain covariant extension of WZNW theory with respect to local supersymmetry as well as explicit expressions for gauge transformations.
- 2D supergravity
- Canonical methods
- Virasoro algebra
- Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW)