Every supersymmetry text starts off mentioning the Coleman-Mandula theorem. Often it is introduced using rather colloquial terminology. I was wondering if anyone knew a precise mathematical formulation of the theorem.

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    $\begingroup$ For everyone interested, here's a link to the original paper: prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v159/i5/p1251_1 $\endgroup$
    – Vibert
    Jan 21, 2014 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ Weinberg Volume 3 has a derivation of the theorem in the first (or maybe second) chapter. $\endgroup$
    – Prahar
    Jan 21, 2014 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ Possible answer: physics.stackexchange.com/q/3645 $\endgroup$
    – user28355
    Jan 21, 2014 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ I find that this paper is particularly accessible and constitutes a nice derivation of the individual elements of the proof. ippp.dur.ac.uk/~busbridge/files/documents/CMtheorem.pdf $\endgroup$
    – Autolatry
    Jan 23, 2014 at 14:04
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    $\begingroup$ A good source where to find a mathematical version of the Coleman-Manula theorem is pointed out here $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03


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