August 28, 2011 to September 2, 2011
US/Central timezone
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Decoupling the Gravity Multiplet from Supergravity

Aug 28, 2011, 3:50 PM
B: Curia II, Wilson Hall 2SW

B: Curia II, Wilson Hall 2SW

SUSY: formal aspects, strings Parallel Session 2


Francesco D'Eramo (MIT)


The full machinery of supergravity (SUGRA) is required to fully understand many SUSY models. For the purpose of understanding phenomenology at colliders and in cosmology, the main concern is to ascertain the effects of SUGRA on the vacuum structure and particle spectrum. Practical calculations often require cumbersome manipulations of component field terms involving the full gravity multiplet. In this talk I will present an alternative gauge fixing for conformal SUGRA which decouples these gravity complications from SUGRA computations. This yields a simplified tree-level action for the matter fields in SUGRA which can be expressed compactly in terms of superfields and a modified conformal compensator. As a concrete application I will finally show the example of the mass spectrum of goldstini arising from a general admixture of F-term, D-term, and almost no-scale supersymmetry breaking.

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Francesco D'Eramo (MIT)

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