New minimal higher derivative supergravity coupled to matter

S. Cecotti, S. Ferrara, M. Porrati, S. Sabharwal

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    We consider quadratic invariants in the new minimal formulation of N = 1, 4D supergravity, and obtain a simpler form of the Gauss-Bonnet combination. When added to the Einstein lagrangian, these new multiplets propagate different states than those in the old minimal formulation. In particular, the R + αR2 theory is shown to be equivalent to standard supergravity coupled to a massive vector multiplet. Our result shows the non-uniqueness of minimal supersymmetrizations of higher derivative theories.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)160-180
    Number of pages21
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Aug 15 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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