Syllabus for Advanced Supersymmetry

(Physics 2503, UC Davis, Spring 2006)
 Holomorphy
 Nonrenormalization theorems
 The holomorphic gauge coupling
 Gaugino condensation
 NSVZ beta function
 The AffleckDineSeiberg superpotential
 Seiberg duality for SUSY QCD
 Phases of gauge theories
 Moduli space
 Infrared fixed points
 Duality
 SConfinement
 Deconfinement
 Dynamical SUSY breaking
 Direct gauge mediation
 Single sector models
 The SeibergWitten theory
 Elliptic curves
 Monopole condensation
 Superconformal field theories
 AMaximization
 ArgyresDouglas points
 4, 5, 10, and 11 dimensions
 Anomaly and gaugino mediation
 Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

Dbrane constructions of gauge theories
Spectra of CFT operators and AdS_5 x S^5 KK modes
finite temperature and confinement
The glueball mass gap
orbifolds
Location: 158 Roessler
Time: Tue. Thu. 23:30pm
Lecturer: John Terning
Office: 435
Office Hours: TBA
Web Page: http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/teaching/250/
Course Outline
Grading will be based on regular reading assignments, problem sets, and a take home final. The grade breakdown will be 15% on reading assignments, 55% on problems sets, and 30% on the final exam
Assignments will be available online
The assignment web site requires a onetime registration.Note 15 % will be deducted per day late for all problem sets.
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