Superunified theories in superspace

  • Freydoon Mansouri
Fiber Bundles and Extended Particle Structures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 94)


The structure of superunified theories in superspace is discussed from the point of view of local gauge invariance. It is shown that the same two requirements which lead to the correct description of gravity determine the structure of these theories. In particular, all the transformation laws of the fields follow from geometry.


Gauge Group Gauge Field Supergravity Theory Supersymmetry Transformation Internal Symmetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freydoon Mansouri
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYale UniversityNew Haven

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