Dynamical breaking of supersymmetry

Edward Witten

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Abstract

General conditions for dynamical supersymmetry breaking are discussed. Very small effects that would usually be ignored, such as instantons of a grand unified theory, might break supersymmetry at a low energy scale. Examples are given (in 0 + 1 and 2 + 1 dimensions) in which dynamical supersymmetry breaking occurs. Difficulties that confront such a program in four dimensions are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-554
Number of pages42
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume188
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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