Critique of the link approach to exact lattice supersymmetry

Falk Bruckmann, Simon Catterall, Mark De Kok

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We examine the link approach to constructing a lattice theory of N=2 super Yang-Mills theory in two dimensions. The goal of this construction is to provide a discretization of the continuum theory which preserves all supersymmetries at nonzero lattice spacing. We show that this approach suffers from an inconsistency and argue that a maximum of just one of the supersymmetries can be implemented on the lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045016
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 22 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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