We describe how the usual supercharges of extended supersymetry may be twisted to produce a BRST-like supercharge Q. The usual supersymmetry algebra is then replaced by a twisted algebra and the action of the twisted theory is shown to be generically Q-exact. In flat space the twisting procedure can be regared as a change of variables carrying no physical significance. However, the twisted theories can often be transferred to the lattice while preserving the twisted supersymmetry. As an example we construct a lattice version of the two-dimensional supersymmetry sigma model.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics