Supergravity and Phenomenology

  • P. van Nieuwenhuizen
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 70)


We present phenomenological applications of the theory of supergravity. Using techniques of dimensional reduction to define an N=8 gravitini model in a d=5 dimensional world from an original supergravity scheme with N=1, d=11, one finally arrives by a factorizing ansatz for the fields at a realistic massive theory of supergravity in 4 dimensions. The covariant quantization of this theory is discussed in some detail. Particular attention is devoted to a new scheme of supersymmetric regularization, which is a modification of ordinary dimensional regularization in which fermions and vector and tensor fields remain 4-dimensional quantities.


Gauge Field Maximal Compact Subgroup Internal Symmetry Dirac Matrice Unitary Gauge 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. van Nieuwenhuizen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New at Stony BrookLong IslandUSA

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