course dates credits
Supersymmetry I Oct 30 - Dec 15 1.5
teachers schedule term
Matteo Bertolini 10:00 - 11:15 1


  • 1. Supersymmetry: a bird's eye view
    What is supersymmetry?
    What is supersymmetry useful for?

  • 2. The Supersymmetry algebra
    Lorentz and Poincare' groups
    Spinors and representations of the Lorentz group
    The supersymmetry algebra

  • 3. Representations of the Supersymmetry algebra
    Massless supermultiplets
    Massive supermultiplets
    Representation on fields: a first try

  • 4. Superspace and Superfields
    Superspace as a coset
    Superfields as fields in superspace
    Supersymmetric invariant actions - general philosophy
    Chiral superfields
    Real superfields
    Current superfields

  • 5. Supersymmetric actions: minimal supersymmetry
    N=1 Matter actions
    N=1 SuperYang-Mills
    N=1 Gauge-Matter actions

  • 6. Theories with extended supersymmetry
    N=2 supersymmetric actions
    N=4 supersymmetric actions
    Non-renormalization theorems

  • 7. Supersymmetry breaking
    Vacua in supersymmetric theories
    The goldstone theorem and the goldstino
    F-term breaking
    Pseudomoduli space: quantum corrections
    D-term breaking
    Indirect criteria for supersymmetry breaking

  • 8. Mediation of supersymmetry breaking
    Towards dynamical supersymmetry breaking
    The Supertrace mass formula
    Beyond MSSM
    Spurions, soft terms and the messenger paradigm
    Gauge and gravity mediation: basics


  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Basic concepts of Quantum Field Theory


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