18.396[J] Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theories


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Topics selected from the following: SUSY algebras and their particle representations; Weyl and Majorana spinors; Lagrangians of basic four-dimensional SUSY theories, both rigid SUSY and supergravity; supermultiplets of fields and superspace methods; renormalization properties, and the non-renormalization theorem; spontaneous breakdown of SUSY; and phenomenological SUSY theories. Some prior knowledge of Noether's theorem, derivation and use of Feynman rules, l-loop renormalization, and gauge theories is essential.

This class has no prerequisites.

18.396[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Z. Freedman.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 18.396[J] was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Classes site.

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