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Title: The Wonders of Supersymmetry: From Quantum Mechanics, Topology, and Noise, to (maybe) the LHC

Abstract

Supersymmetry, relating bosons and fermions was discovered almost 40 years ago in string theory and in quantum field theory, but the seeds of its 'miraculous' properties could have been seen already in quantum mechanics - which is also where it has found some of its more important applications. This talk introduces supersymmetry via the supersymmetric anharmonic oscillator. We shall see that this seemingly trivial example is sufficiently rich, allowing us to illustrate the uses of supersymmetric concepts in a variety of fields: mathematics, elementary particle physics, critical phenomena, and stochastic dynamics.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987789
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on April 07, 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; QUANTUM THEORY; PARTICLE PHYSICS; QUANTUM MECHANICS

Citation Formats

Poppitz, Erich. The Wonders of Supersymmetry: From Quantum Mechanics, Topology, and Noise, to (maybe) the LHC. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Poppitz, Erich. The Wonders of Supersymmetry: From Quantum Mechanics, Topology, and Noise, to (maybe) the LHC. United States.
Poppitz, Erich. Wed . "The Wonders of Supersymmetry: From Quantum Mechanics, Topology, and Noise, to (maybe) the LHC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987789.
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