Pure spinor superfields - an overview
Paper in proceeding, 2014

Maximally supersymmetric theories do not allow off-shell superspace formulations with traditional superfields containing a finite set of auxiliary fields. It has become clear that off-shell supersymmetric action formulations of such models can be achieved by the introduction of pure spinors. In this talk, an overview of this formalism is given, with emphasis on D=10 super-Yang-Mills theory and D=11 supergravity. This a somewhat expanded version of a talk presented at the workshop "Breaking of supersymmetry and ultraviolet divergences in extended supergravity" (BUDS), Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, March 25-28, 2013.


Martin Cederwall

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Mathematical Physics

INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Breaking of supersymmetry and Ultraviolet Divergences in extended Supergravity Workshop, BUDS 2013; Frascati; Italy; 25 March 2013 through 28 March 2013

1867-4941 (eISSN)

Vol. 153 61-93

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