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Construction of all N=4 conformal supergravities

Abstract

All N=4 conformal supergravities in four space-time dimensions are constructed. These are the only N=4 supergravity theories whose actions are invariant under off-shell supersymmetry. They are encoded in terms of a holomorphic function that is homogeneous of zeroth degree in scalar fields that parametrize an SU(1,1)/U(1) coset space. When this function equals a constant the Lagrangian is invariant under continuous SU(1,1) transformations. The construction of these higher-derivative invariants also opens the door to various applications for nonconformal theories.

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Authors :Daniel Butter, Franz Ciceri, Bernard de Wit and Bindusar Sahoo
Year :2017
School :Physics
Genre :Jurnal Article
Journal :Physical Review Letters
Volume :118
Pages :
DOI :http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.081602
ARXIV :arxiv:1609.09083