Minimal stability in maximal supergravity

Andrea Borghese*, Roman Linares, Diederik Roest

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Recently, it has been shown that maximal supergravity allows for non-supersymmetric AdS critical points that are perturbatively stable. We investigate this phenomenon of stability without supersymmetry from the sGoldstino point of view. In particular, we calculate the projection of the mass matrix onto the sGoldstino directions, and derive the necessary conditions for stability. Indeed we find a narrow window allowing for stable SUSY breaking points. As a by-product of our analysis, we find that it seems impossible to perturb supersymmetric critical points into non-supersymmetric ones: there is a minimal amount of SUSY breaking in maximal supergravity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2012


  • Supersymmetry Breaking
  • Extended Supersymmetry
  • dS vacua in string theory

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