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Exceptional Seminar Sergei Kuzenko (U Western Australia)
Models with spontaneously broken local supersymmetry are naturally obtained by coupling the off-shell supergravity-matter systems to Goldstino superfields. Every irreducible Goldstino superfield produces a universal positive contribution to the cosmological constant. This talk will review the structure of N=1 and N=2 Goldstino superfields.
Exceptional Seminar Sergei Kuzenko (University of Western Australia)
Based on the results of 0906.4393 and 0910.5771, this talk will discuss the formulation of general 4D N=2 superconformal sigma-model in N=2 and N=1 superspace settings.
Regular Seminar Sergei Kuzenko (Perth, Australia)
room Huxley 503
Among the very first examples of hyper-Kahler manifolds given by Calabi in 1979, there were the cotangent bundles of complex projective spaces, T-star-CPn. Later on, many more examples of hyper-Kahler metrics on cotangent bundles of Kahler manifolds were shown to exist. Finally, Kaledin (1997) and Feix (1999) proved that a real-analytic Kahler metric on a complex manifold M can always be extended to a hyper-Kahler metric in a neighborhood of M in T-star-M. Although these mathematical proofs are rather technical and involved, there exists a streamlined physical construction which leads to the same results and is based on the concept of supersymmetry. As is well-known, four- and five-dimensional N = 2 supersymmetric nonlinear sigma-models possess the property that their target spaces are hyper-Kahler manifolds. The physical construction consists of providing a manifestly N = 2 supersymmetric nonlinear sigma-model whose target space can be shown to be (a neighborhood of the zero section in) the cotangent bundle T-star-M of a Kahler manifold M. This talk will review the salient properties of such supersymmetric nonlinear sigma-models with eight supercharges.