This volume contains important contributions to various topics of modern theoretical physics: supermembranes, supersymmetry, and quantum field theory and quantum groups. The book is dedicated to the late D. Volkov and also contains a selection of his pioneering work in spin and statistics, supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstrings.
Last interview with D.V. volkov.- p-Brane chemistry.- Intersecting branes and supersymmetry.- Properties of intersecting p-branes in various dimensions.- Super D-branes.- Volkov-akulov theory and D-branes.- Ten to eleven: It is not too late.- Aspects of superembeddings.- Superbrane actions and geometrical approach.- The M theory five-brane and the heterotic string.- A linear representation for the topological extensions of the poincaré superalgebra in d=11.- On the construction of global duality maps in strings and supermembrane theories.- Planckian energy scattering of D-branes and M(atrix) theory in curved space.- Self-duality in nonlinear electromagnetism.- Progress toward A classical (SUSY)2 4D, N=1 green-schwarz ?-model action.- N=4 supersymmetric integrable systems.- On some puzzles in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theory.- Alternative formulations of N=2 supesymmetric gauge theory in harmonic superspace.- Lie-algebraic characterization of 2D (super-)integrable models.- Universal hidden supersymmetry in classical mechanics and its local extension.- The hamiltonian structure of the bosonic and fermionic extensions of N=2 KdV hierarchy.- Mass generation in the supersymmetric Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in an external magnetic field.- On extension of minimality principle in supersymmetric electrodynamics.- Stochastic Wess-Zumino-Witten models.- On (k ? l/q)-dimensional supermanifolds.- Let the spin and the charges unify.- Kerr spinning particle and superparticle models.- Spinons and parafermions in fermion cosets.- Exact solutions in Einstein-Yang-Mills theories.- Higher massless irreducible spins in the BRST approach.- Sonoluminescence and black holes as sources of squeezed light.- Remark concerning integrable Hamilton systems.- q-Deformed heisenberg algebra.- Supersymmetric reflection matrices.- Deformed oscillator algebras and higher-spin gauge interactions of matter fields in 2+1 dimensions.- Universality of the R-deformed heisenberg algebra.- The dual algebra of the Jordanian GLg,h(2).- Supertraces on some deformations of heisenberg superalgebra.- Harish-chandra embedding and q-analogues of bounded symmetric domains.- q-differential calculus and deformed light-cone.- 0) and infinitesimal transformations.- Integrating a generic algebra.- On the quantization of half-integer spin fields.- S-matrix in the generalized quantization method.- Regge poles in nucleon-nucleon and nucleon-antinucleon scattering amplitudes.- SU(3) × SU(3) symmetry and the baryon-meson coupling constants.- Phenomenological lagrangian for spin waves.- Possible universal neutrino interaction.- Higgs effect for goldstone particles with spin 1/2.- Gauge fields on superspaces with different holonomy groups.- Spontaneous compactification of subspace due to interaction of the einstein fields with the gauge fields.- Hamiltonian systems with even and odd poisson brackets: duality of their conservation laws.