Super AKSZ construction, integral forms, and the 2-dimensional N = (1, 1) sigma model

Ondřej Hulík, Josef Svoboda, Fridrich Valach

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We discuss a natural extension of the AKSZ construction to the case where the source is given by a supermanifold with a chosen integral form. We then focus on the special case with the target given by a Courant algebroid. In the simplest case this leads to the BV version of the super Chern-Simons theory, as developed by Grassi-Maccaferri and Cremonini-Grassi. In the case of exact Courant algebroids we derive the 2-dimensional N = (1, 1) sigma model on the boundary, together with the Wess-Zumino term, paralleling the approach of Ševera in the bosonic case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics (JHEP)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Differential and Algebraic Geometry
  • Superspaces
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings
  • Topological Field Theories

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