Lattice supersymmetry via twisting

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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