Lectures are MW1:30-3PM, in Rutherford 326 (3rd floor preprint room).
Here are PDF and postscript versions of the syllabus, which includes this information as well as our list of hopefully covered topics.
The grade for the course will be 60% homework and 40% participation, which includes reading assignments. For each reading assignment, you should turn in a list of your questions to the lecturer the day before the class meeting. These questions will form part of your participation grade.
Since there is no grader for the class, you will grade another student's assignment each week, based on a rotating schedule. Solution sets will be posted below, with the assignments. You should turn in graded assignments to Guy Moore.
S. Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer,
M. Sohnius, Introducing Supersymmetry, Phys. Reports 128
P. Fayet & S. Ferrara, Supersymmetry, Phys. Reports 32
P. Argyres, Lectures on Supersymmetry, 1996 notes
S. Gates, M. Grisaru, M. Rocek, & W. Siegel, Superspace, or One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry, hep-th/0108200
W. Siegel, Fields, hep-th/9912205
S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, vol. 1 & 3
J. Wess & J. Bagger, Supersymmetry and Supergravity
We will use conventions for the metric, Lorentz algebra, and spinors as in Martin §2, except when otherwise noted. You should be familiar with these.
Following is a course schedule with reading assignments. Reading should be completed before the class indicated, and a list of your questions should be given to the lecturer the day before the class.
The schedule will be filled out as the course progresses. The exact emphasis may depend on the expressed interests of the students.
|1/3||Moore||Poincaré Symmetry & Representations||These Notes|
|1/15||Frey||SUSY as Generalization of Poincaré||Sohnius §2|
|1/17||Frey||State Supermultiplets||Sohnius §3.1-4|
|1/24||Knauf||Field Supermultiplets||Sohnius §3.6, 4.1-5|
|2/7||Grisaru||SUSY Lagrangians||1001 §3.7, 4.1|
|2/14||Knauf||Gauge Theory & Wess-Zumino Gauge||Sohnius §9.1-4|
|2/28||Saremi||SUSY Lagrangian Review I||TBA|
|3/5||Saremi||SUSY Lagrangian Review II||TBA|
|3/7||Knauf||D>4 Supersymmetry||Sohnius 12.1, 12.2, 13.1, 14.1|
|3/12||Knauf||D>4 Supersymmetry||Sohnius 14.2, 14.3, 14.4|
|3/14||Frey||Supersymmetry Breaking||Fayet and Ferrara, Sec. 4.1--4.6 OR 1001 sections 8.1, 3,4b|
|3/19||Frey||Supersymmetry Breaking||Witten NPB202 (1982), found HERE|
|3/21||Moore||Standard Model review||Burgess and Moore: scan 2.1, read 2.2, scan 2.3 available here|
|3/26||Moore||The MSSM||Martin, chapter 4, sections 5.1 to 5.3|
|3/28||Moore||The MSSM||Martin, 7.1|
|4/2||Moore||The MSSM||Martin, 7.2|