Constraints on partial super-Higgs

S. Cecotti, L. Girardello, M. Porrati

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    We study the problem of partial supersymmetry breaking in extended supergravity, using techniques developed in the context of the positive-mass theorem of general relativity. We show a number of identities that simplify the search of partial breaking. As an example we show that a general N = 2 supergravity, formulated in 4 dimensions, cannot break to N = 1 supergravity if the cosmological constant vanishes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)295-316
    Number of pages22
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - May 5 1986

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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