The Many Faces of the Superworld: Yuri Golf Memorial Volume

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Little recognized during his life and little remembered after, Ukrainian-born physicist Golfand (1922-94) was one of the discoverers of supersymmetry, and in 1970 oversaw the construction of the superextension of the Poincar<'e> algebra and obtained the first four- dimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. After a tribute by his wife, five of the original papers and review articles from that period are presented. Then scientists offer 26 technical papers on the superworld, one of the most important components of scientific understanding of Nature, as it stands today after three decades evolution of his work. No index is provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810242060
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
My Husband, My Love 15
Notes of an Old Graduate Student 25
Revealing the Path to the Superworld 32
Comment on Chronology and Numerology of Research on Supersymmetry 41
On Extensions of the Algebra of Generators of the Poincare Group by Bispinor Generators 45
On N = 1 Symmetry Algebra and Simple Models 54
List of publications of Yu. A. Golfand 80
From Symmetry to Supersymmetry 85
Duality Invariant Born-Infeld Theory 103
Backlund Transformations in 10D SUSY Yang-Mills Theories 111
Representations of Extended Supersymmetries in Two Dimensions 126
Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics from Light Cone Quantization 142
Supersymmetric Index of Three-Dimensional Gauge Theory 156
Vacuum Structure in Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories with any Gauge Group 185
The Superworld 235
Brane Dynamics and Gauge Theory 248
Confining Phase of Three Dimensional Supersymmetric Quantum Electrodynamics 262
Z-D Brane Box Models and Non-Chiral Dihedral Quivers 280
Threebranes and Conformal Gauge Theories 307
Extremal Correlators in the AdS/CFT Correspondence 332
Two Outcomes for Two Old (Super-)Problems 361
Anomalies in Supersymmetric Theories 370
Some Properties of Type I' String Theory 388
Dirac Equations, Light Cone Supersymmetry, and Superconformal Algebras 398
Born-Infeld Action, Supersymmetry, and String Theory 417
The Freckled Instantons 453
About R-Parity and the Supersymmetric Standard Model 476
M-Theory and Hypercharge 498
Constraints on Extra Time Dimensions 525
Higher Spin Gauge Theories: Star-Product and AdS Space 533
Some Thermodynamical Aspects of String Theory 611
Logarithmic Unification from Symmetries Enhanced in the Sub-Millimeter Infrared 627
A Toy Model for Supergravity and Superspace 649
Epilogue 677
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