"Nilpotent Superfields, Born-Infeld Duality and Supersymmetry Breaking," by Sergio Ferrara (UCLA)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guest Speaker: Sergio Ferrara (UCLA)

Talk Title: "Nilpotent Superfields, Born-Infeld Duality and Supersymmetry Breaking"


We discuss new types of Born-Infeld Actions based on N=2 Special Geometry and Superpotential terms derived from N=2 Fayet-Iliopoulos terms. These nonlinear actions originate by integrating out N=1 chiral multiplets so that the original N=2 Supersymmetry is partially broken to N=1. In this limit nilpotent constraints arise. More general non linear actions involving p-forms and D-p forms in D dimensions are also presented.

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330