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Supergravity Has Positive Energy

Deser, S. and Teitelboim, Claudio (1977) Supergravity Has Positive Energy. Physical Review Letters, 39 (5). pp. 249-252. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180417-154002032

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Abstract

We show that the total energy in supergravity theory is nonnegative. The derivation is based on the fact that for bounded systems the Hamiltonian operator is the square of the spinor supercharge just as for globally supersymmetric systems. The result holds for any of the pure, matter-coupled, or extended versions of supergravity, except those with cosmological term for which the concept of total energy does not exist.


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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 1977 American Physical Society. (Received 9 June 1977) This work is supported by National Science Foundation Grants No. PHY-76-07299 to Brandeis University and No. PHY-76-82662 to Princeton University. One of us (C.T.) acknowledges a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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