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Superconformal Chern-Simons theories

Schwarz, John H. (2004) Superconformal Chern-Simons theories. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2004 (11). Art. No. 078. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2004/11/078.

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We explore the possibilities for constructing lagrangian descriptions of three-dimensional superconformal classical gauge theories that contain a Chern-Simons term, but no kinetic term, for the gauge fields. Classes of such theories with Script N = 1 and Script N = 2 supersymmetry are found. However, interacting theories of this type with Script N = 8 supersymmetry do not exist.

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Additional Information:© SISSA 2004 Received 23 November 2004, accepted for publication 26 November 2004, Published 4 January 2005 I am grateful to Lars Brink, Iosef Bena, Jon Bagger, Nikita Nekrasov, Malcolm Perry, and Anton Kapustin for discussions. I also wish to acknowledge the hospitality of the Aspen Center for Physics and the Rutgers high energy physics group, where parts of this work were done. This work was partially supported by the U.S. Dept. of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG03-92-ER40701. E-print number: hep-th/0411077
Subject Keywords:Chern-Simons Theories, AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence, Supersymmetry and Duality
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