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Non-Perturbative Gauge Dynamics in Supersymmetric Theories. A Primer

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Abstract

I give an introductory review of recent, fascinating developments in supersymmetric gauge theories. I explain pedagogically the miraculous properties of supersymmetric gauge dynamics allowing one to obtain exact solutions in many instances. Various dynamical regimes emerging in supersymmetric Quantum Chromodynamics and its generalizations are discussed. I emphasize those features that have a chance of survival in QCD and those which are drastically different in supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric gauge theories. Unlike most of the recent reviews focusing almost entirely on the progress in extended supersymmetries (the Seiberg-Witten solution of N=2 models), these lectures are mainly devoted to N=1 theories. Developments “after Seiberg” (domain walls in supersymmetric gluodynamics) are briefly discussed.

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Gauge Theory Modulus Space Gauge Group Global Symmetry Supersymmetric Gauge Theory 
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  1. 1.Theoretical Physics InstituteUniv. of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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