Lorentz-violating supergravity Academic Article uri icon


  • The standard forms of supersymmetry and supergravity are inextricably wedded to Lorentz invariance. Here a Lorentz-violating form of supergravity is proposed. The superpartners have exotic properties that are not possible in a theory with exact Lorentz symmetry and microcausality. For example, the bosonic sfermions have spin 1/2 and the fermionic gauginos have spin 1. The theory is based on a phenomenological action that is shown to follow from a simple microscopic and statistical picture.

author list (cited authors)

  • Allen, R. E.

complete list of authors

  • Allen, RE

publication date

  • January 1, 2003 11:11 AM