Supersymmetry Breaking and Boundary Conditions

We study under which circumstances Supersymmetry is "persistent". Starting with a a priori non-supersymmetric theory, we will see how boundary conditions can lead to situations where the existence of a massless zero mode is assured, and in addition it is independent of the Scherk-Schwarz parameter. We will study this in a flat 5D background and comment about the modifications due to the warping, both in the orbifold and the interval.
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