2 supergravity

Sergio Ferrara, Alex Kehagias, Massimo Porrati

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    Abstract: We formulate R2 pure supergravity as a scale invariant theory built only in terms of superfields describing the geometry of curved superspace. The standard supergravity duals are obtained in both “old” and “new” minimal formulations of auxiliary fields. These theories have massless fields in de Sitter space as they do in their non supersymmetric counterpart. Remarkably, the dual theory of R2 supergravity in the new minimal formulation is an extension of the Freedman model, describing a massless gauge field and a massless chiral multiplet in de Sitter space, with inverse radius proportional to the Fayet-Iliopoulos term. This model can be interpreted as the “de-Higgsed” phase of the dual companion theory of R + R2 supergravity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number1
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - Aug 6 2015


    • Supergravity Models
    • Superspaces

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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