On supersymmetry breaking and the Dijkgraaf-Vafa conjecture

L. Girardello, A. Mariotti, Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli

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    We investigate the Dijkgraaf-Vafa proposal when supersymmetry is broken. We consider U(N) SYM with chiral adjoint matter where the coupling constants in the tree-level superpotential are promoted to chiral spurions. The holomorphic part of the low-energy glueball superpotential can still be analyzed. We compute the holomorphic supersymmetry breaking contributions using methods of the geometry underlying the N = 1 effective gauge theory viewed as a Whitham system. We also study the change in the effective glueball superpotential using perturbative supergraph techniques in the presence of spurions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)N/A
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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