124 research outputs found

    Division Algebras and Extended SuperKdVs

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    The division algebras R, C, H, O are used to construct and analyze the N=1,2,4,8 supersymmetric extensions of the KdV hamiltonian equation. In particular a global N=8 super-KdV system is introduced and shown to admit a Poisson bracket structure given by the "Non-Associative N=8 Superconformal Algebra".Comment: 6 pages, LaTex; Talk given at the XXXVII Karpacz Winter School in Theoretical Physics (February 2001). To appear in the proceeding

    On non-minimal N=4 supermultiplets in 1D and their associated sigma-models

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    We construct the non-minimal linear representations of the N=4 Extended Supersymmetry in one-dimension. They act on 8 bosonic and 8 fermionic fields. Inequivalent representations are specified by the mass-dimension of the fields and the connectivity of the associated graphs. The oxidation to minimal N=5 linear representations is given. Two types of N=4 sigma-models based on non-minimal representations are obtained: the resulting off-shell actions are either manifestly invariant or depend on a constrained prepotential. The connectivity properties of the graphs play a decisive role in discriminating inequivalent actions. These results find application in partial breaking of supersymmetric theories.Comment: 24 pages, 6 figure

    Pure and entangled N=4 linear supermultiplets and their one-dimensional sigma-models

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    "Pure" homogeneous linear supermultiplets (minimal and non-minimal) of the N=4-Extended one-dimensional Supersymmetry Algebra are classified. "Pure" means that they admit at least one graphical presentation (the corresponding graph/graphs are known as "Adinkras"). We further prove the existence of "entangled" linear supermultiplets which do not admit a graphical presentation, by constructing an explicit example of an entangled N=4 supermultiplet with field content (3,8,5). It interpolates between two inequivalent pure N=4 supermultiplets with the same field content. The one-dimensional N=4 sigma-model with a three-dimensional target based on the entangled supermultiplet is presented. The distinction between the notion of equivalence for pure supermultiplets and the notion of equivalence for their associated graphs (Adinkras) is discussed. Discrete properties such as chirality and coloring can discriminate different supermultiplets. The tools used in our classification include, among others, the notion of field content, connectivity symbol, commuting group, node choice group and so on.Comment: 20 pages, 5 figures. Two references adde
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