Non-renormalization theorems and N=2 supersymmetric backgrounds

Daniel Butter, Bernard de Wit, I. Lodato

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The conditions for fully supersymmetric backgrounds of general N=2 locally supersymmetric theories are derived based on the off-shell superconformal multiplet calculus. This enables the derivation of a non-renormalization theorem for a large class of supersymmetric invariants with higher-derivative couplings. The theorem implies that the invariant and its first order variation must vanish in a fully supersymmetric background. The conjectured relation of one particular higher-derivative invariant with a specific five-dimensional invariant containing the mixed gauge-gravitational Chern-Simons term is confirmed.
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JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2014


  • hep-th

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