The Many Faces of the Superworld: Yuri Golf Memorial Volume

The Many Faces of the Superworld: Yuri Golf Memorial Volume

by Misha Shifman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9810242069

ISBN-13: 9789810242060

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincaré algebra and obtained the first four-dimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel.Did the pioneers of

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This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincaré algebra and obtained the first four-dimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel.Did the pioneers of supersymmetry — Neveu, Schwarz, Ramond, Golfand, Volkov, Wess, Zumino and others — foresee in the early 1970's that they would be opening to us the gates of the superworld? The superworld will become one of the most important components of our understanding of Nature — a component that will stay with us forever.This book is a compilation of the original papers and review articles, devoted to various aspects of supersymmetry, written by the outstanding researchers in the field, theorists whose work shaped the present day theory and continues to make a profound impact on the frontier directions of the current development. A wide range of topics is covered — from subtle results in the superstring theory to supersymmetry-based phenomenology. Most of the articles have been prepared specifically for this volume.The first part of the book consists of the Editor's essay presenting the basic stages of Golfand's life and work, the memoirs of his widow, Mrs N Koretz-Golfand and of his student, Dr E Likhtman. Also included is the article of Prof. M Marinov “Revealing the Path to the Superworld”, outlining the main ideas that paved the way to the discovery of supersymmetry. The historical part of the book concludes with the English translation of the Golfand-Likhtman paper on supersymmetry published in 1972 in the Tamm Memorial Volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810242060
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.Part I--The Past
1.1My Husband, My Love15
1.2Notes of an Old Graduate Student25
1.3Revealing the Path to the Superworld32
1.4Comment on Chronology and Numerology of Research on Supersymmetry41
1.5On Extensions of the Algebra of Generators of the Poincare Group by Bispinor Generators45
1.6On N = 1 Symmetry Algebra and Simple Models54
List of publications of Yu. A. Golfand80
2.Part II--The Present
2.1From Symmetry to Supersymmetry85
2.2Duality Invariant Born-Infeld Theory103
2.3Backlund Transformations in 10D SUSY Yang-Mills Theories111
2.4Representations of Extended Supersymmetries in Two Dimensions126
2.5Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics from Light Cone Quantization142
2.6Supersymmetric Index of Three-Dimensional Gauge Theory156
2.7Vacuum Structure in Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories with any Gauge Group185
2.8The Superworld235
2.9Brane Dynamics and Gauge Theory248
2.10Confining Phase of Three Dimensional Supersymmetric Quantum Electrodynamics262
2.11Z-D Brane Box Models and Non-Chiral Dihedral Quivers280
2.12Threebranes and Conformal Gauge Theories307
2.13Extremal Correlators in the AdS/CFT Correspondence332
2.14Two Outcomes for Two Old (Super-)Problems361
2.15Anomalies in Supersymmetric Theories370
2.16Some Properties of Type I' String Theory388
2.17Dirac Equations, Light Cone Supersymmetry, and Superconformal Algebras398
2.18Born-Infeld Action, Supersymmetry, and String Theory417
2.19The Freckled Instantons453
2.20About R-Parity and the Supersymmetric Standard Model476
2.21M-Theory and Hypercharge498
2.22Constraints on Extra Time Dimensions525
2.23Higher Spin Gauge Theories: Star-Product and AdS Space533
2.24Some Thermodynamical Aspects of String Theory611
2.25Logarithmic Unification from Symmetries Enhanced in the Sub-Millimeter Infrared627
2.26A Toy Model for Supergravity and Superspace649
Epilogue677

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