Physical Consequences of Global and Local Supersymmetry

  • D. V. Nanopoulos
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 20)

Abstract

In these lectures I discuss in some detail the structure and physical consequences of global and local supersymmetric (SUSY) gauge theories. Section 1 contains motivations for SUSY theories, whilst Sections 2 and 3 explain what supersymmetry is, and what are its physical properties. The observable consequences of SUSY at low energies and super-high energies are discussed in Sections 4 and 5. The physical structure of simple (N = 1) local SUSY (≡ supergravity) is given in Section 6, whilst Section 7 contains the physics of simple supergravity both at super-high as well as at low energies. Amazingly enough, we find that gravitational effects, as contained in supergravity theories, may play a rather fundamental role at all energy scales. This strong interrelation between gravity and particle physics is unprecedented.

Keywords

Yukawa Coupling SUSY Breaking Higgs Doublet Proton Decay Grand Unify Theory 
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  • D. V. Nanopoulos
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  1. 1.Theory DivisionCERNGenevaSwitzerland

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