Modular invariance in supersymmetric field theories

S. Ferrara, D. Lüst, A. Shapere, S. Theisen

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We show how duality invariance of the supergravity action restricts the Kähler potential and the superpotential and connects them to the theory of modular forms. This has relevance in string-induced supergravity for those scalar fields which are moduli of the underlying string compactification. We also discuss the restrictions imposed on globally supersymmetric theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 27 1989

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Funding Information:
This work is supported m part by the Umted States Department of Energy under contract Nos DE-AA03-76SF00034 (S F ) and DE-AC02-76ERO-2220 (A S )

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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