Introduction to Supersymmetry and String Theory course

Time: Mondays, 13.00-14.30
LocationL4E25c

WEEKLY CONTENT

PART 1. 

1. Introduction, dual models

2. Bosonic string action, equations of motion

3. Quantization. States and operators

4. Partition function on torus

5. Compactification on a circle, T duality

6. D branes

7. Veneziano amplitude

PART 2

8. N=1 SUSY algebra and its representations

9. Superspace, superfields

10. Supersymmetric Lagrangians

11. Perturbation theory

12. Spontaneous SUSY breaking, Supergravities

13. Selected topics: MSSM, Superstrings

 

TEXTBOOKS:

M.B. Green, J.H. Schwarz, E. Witten 'Superstring Theory'  (for the PART 1)

J. Wess, J. Bagger "Supersymmetry and Supergravity" (for the PART 2)


REVIEWS:

C. Angelantonj, A. Sagnotti ''Open strings'' Physics Reports 371 (2002), 1; hep-th/0204089 (for the PART 1)

R. J. Szabo, ''BUSSTEPP lectures on string theory: An Introduction to string theory and D-brane dynamics,'', hep-th/0207142 (for  the PART 1)

J. D. Lykken "Introduction to Supersymmetry" hep-th/9612114 (for the PART 2)