Comments on anomalies in supersymmetric theories

Sergei M. Kuzenko, Adam Schwimmer, Stefan Theisen

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We analyse the relation between anomalies in their manifestly supersymmetric formulation in superspace and their formulation in Wess-Zumino (WZ) gauges. We show that there is a one-to-one correspondence between the solutions of the cohomology problem in the two formulations and that they are related by a particular choice of a superspace counterterm ('scheme'). Any apparent violation of Q-supersymmetry is due to an explicit violation by the counterterm which defines the scheme equivalent to the WZ gauge. It is therefore removable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064003
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020


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