Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2014:134 | Cite as

Energy positivity, non-renormalization, and holomorphy in Lorentz-violating supersymmetric theories

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This paper shows that the positive-energy and non-renormalization theorems of traditional supersymmetry survive the addition of Lorentz violating interactions. The Lorentz-violating coupling constants in theories using the construction of Berger and Kostelecky must obey certain constraints in order to preserve the positive energy theorem. Seiberg’s holomorphic arguments are used to prove that the superpotential remains non-renormalized (perturbatively) in the presence of Lorentz-violating interactions of the Berger-Kostelecky type. We briefly comment on Lorentz-violating theories of the type constructed by Nibbelink and Pospelov to note that holomorphy arguments offer elegant proofs of many non-renormalization results, some known by other arguments, some new.


Space-Time Symmetries Supersymmetric Effective Theories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMuhlenberg CollegeAllentownU.S.A

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