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Sasakian Structures, Killing Spinors, and Supersymmetry

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter gives a very brief overview of the rich theory of Killing spinors describing Bär's correspondence which connects Sasaki-Einstein geometry to Berger's holonomy theorem. It is then shown ... More


Modern Supersymmetry: Dynamics and Duality

John Terning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567639
eISBN:
9780191718243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567639.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book begins with a brief review of supersymmetry, the construction of the minimal supersymmetric standard model, and approaches to supersymmetry breaking. General non-perturbative methods are ... More


A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Gian Francesco Giudice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

It is at this very moment that the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is about to begin, and yet its precise aims are rather poorly understood by the general public. This book provides ... More


Supersymmetry

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Superspace is an extension of space-time which includes new coordinates with unusual algebraic rules. The nature of superspace is quantum mechanical, because it requires the concept of particle spin. ... More


Move to UCLA and continuing concerns

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger left Harvard University in 1971 to move to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), perhaps because he perceived that his source theory had received a chilly reception at ... More


From Langevin Equation To Supersymmetry

JEAN ZINN-JUSTIN

in Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509233
eISBN:
9780191708732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509233.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A particular class of Langevin equations is of special interest: equations with gaussian noise, in which the drift force derives from a static action and is thus conservative (the corresponding ... More


Integrability: From Statistical Systems to Gauge Theory: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 106, June 2016

Patrick Dorey, Gregory Korchemsky, Nikita Nekrasov, Volker Schomerus, Didina Serban, and Leticia Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828150
eISBN:
9780191866937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828150.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This volume contains lectures delivered at the Les Houches Summer School ‘Integrability: from statistical systems to gauge theory’ held in June 2016. The School was focussed on applications of ... More


SUSY statistical mechanics and random band matrices Thomas Spencer

Thomas Spencer

in Quantum Theory from Small to Large Scales: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 95, August 2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652495
eISBN:
9780191741203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652495.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents a mathematical approach to the spectral analysis of large random band matrices, using statistical mechanics and the chapter supersymmetric (SUSY) formalism. It emphasizes the ... More


From Classical to Quantum Fields

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum field theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This book is meant to provide an introduction to this subject with particular emphasis on the physics of the ... More


Beyond the Standard Model

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The motivation for supersymmetry. The algebra, the superspace, and the representations. Field theory models and the non-renormalisation theorems. Spontaneous and explicit breaking of super-symmetry. ... More


Localization and N=2 supersymmetric field theory

Vasily Pestun

in Integrability: From Statistical Systems to Gauge Theory: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 106, June 2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828150
eISBN:
9780191866937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828150.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The lectures give an introduction to supersymmetric gauge theories from a mathematical perspective. Basic notions about Kähler and special Kähler geometry, and electric–magnetic duality are ... More


Symmetry

A. R. P. Rau

in The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709916
eISBN:
9780191780189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709916.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Symmetries dominate the world around us. This is equally true in physics. Starting with familiar geometrical symmetries of objects under rotation or reflection, physics expands the domain in many ... More


Conformal Field Theories with Extended Symmetries

Giuseppe Mussardo

in Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198788102
eISBN:
9780191830082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788102.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The conformal transformations may be part of a larger group of symmetry. Chapter 13 discusses several of the extensions of conformal field theory, including supersymmetry, ZN transformations and ... More


The Arena of Conformal Models

Giuseppe Mussardo

in Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198788102
eISBN:
9780191830082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788102.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 14 discusses how the identification of a class of universality is one of the central questions needing an answer for those in the field of statistical physics. This chapter discusses in ... More


Interacting Fermions and Supersymmetric Models

Giuseppe Mussardo

in Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198788102
eISBN:
9780191830082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788102.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 24 discusses interacting fermions and supersymmetry (SUSY) models. The chapter addresses the semi-classical formalism relative to a fermion field in a bosonic background. It covers topics ... More


History—an overview

Oriol Bohigas and Hans A. Weidenmüller

in Stochastic Processes and Random Matrices: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 104, July 2015

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198797319
eISBN:
9780191838774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797319.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

An overview of the history of random matrix theory (RMT) is provided in this chapter. Starting from its inception, the authors sketch the history of RMT until about 1990, focusing their attention on ... More


Particle physics and cosmology

Pascal Pralavorio

in Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728856
eISBN:
9780191795794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728856.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines how it is possible to deduce consequences of particle physics for cosmology in light of the recent systematic exploration of the electroweak scale by experiments at the Large ... More


Supersymmetry, or the Defence of Scalars

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0027
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The only fields of the Standard Model whose masses are not protected by a symmetry are the scalar fields. Supersymmetry is a symmetry between fermions and bosons which provides precisely such a ... More


The Edge of the Abyss

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 8 deals with the apparent perching of the physical vacuum state in the universe on the edge between stability and meta-stability, at least within the standard model, in light of the mass of ... More


LHC and BSM

G. Barr, R. Devenish, R. Walczak, and T. Weidberg

in Particle Physics in the LHC Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748557
eISBN:
9780191811203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748557.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter starts with a review of the Standard Model (SM) cross sections at LHC energies. The resulting challenges for LHC physics are discussed with an emphasis on the trigger systems required. A ... More


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