Supersymmetry and Supergravity

  • R. K. Kaul
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 29)


Despite their different statistics, supersymmetry [1,2] puts bosons and fermions in the same multiplet. This has opened up the possibilities of some remarkably elegant ideas in theoretical physics. Perhaps that in itself is good enough a motivation to explore the possible structure and implications of such a fundamental symmetry.


Chiral Multiplet Supersymmetry Transformation Majorana Fermion Supersymmetry Algebra Auxiliary Field 
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  • R. K. Kaul
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  1. 1.Centre for Theoretical StudiesIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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