## Semester Topic: Supersymmetry

In selected weeks, we will have formal seminar talks by external speakers. All other talks in the HEP seminar are held by students for students. Clearly, faculty members will also participate. The format is informal. The talks are 45 minutes long, plus a generous amount of discussion time.

**Location:** 338 Gallalee Hall

**Time:** 3:00 p.m.l

**Some references:** https://www.physics.uci.edu/~tanedo/files/notes/FlipSUSY.pdf

### Schedule

Date | Speaker | Topic |
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Sep 08 | Markus Garbiso (UA) | Poincare/Supersymmetry Outline -An Intro to 2017 Fall’s HEP Seminar Series |

Sep 15 | Casey Cartwright (UA) | A SUSY proof of the Dirac index theorem
-Part 1: A toy theorem, and the necessary geometry |

Sep 22 | Casey Cartwright (UA) | A SUSY proof of the Dirac index theorem
-Part 2: The Dirac operator and the spin complex |

Sep 29 | Casey Cartwright (UA) | A SUSY proof of the Dirac index theorem
-Part 3: SUSY path integrals and topological information |

Oct 06 | Digesh Raut (UA) | Superfield formalism – part I |

Oct 13 | Digesh Raut (UA) | Superfield formalism- part II |

Oct 20 | Desmond Villalba (UA) | Superfields and Lagrangian formalism |

Oct 27 | — | Fall Break |

Nov 03 | Dr. Matthias Kaminski (UA) | Supergravity – Episode I |

Nov 10 | Dr. Matthias Kaminski (UA) | Supergravity – Episode II |

Nov 17 | Roshan Koirala (UA) | Super string theory I: World-sheet formalism |

Nov 24 | — | Thanksgiving |

Dec 01 | Roshan Koirala (UA) | Super string theory II |

Dec 08 | Dr. Nobuchika Okada (UA) | Discussion on experimental aspects/fate of SUSY |

### Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester | Topic | |
---|---|---|

Spring 2017 | Synergy – different views on the same topic | |

Fall 2016 | Limitations of quantum field theory | |

Spring 2016 | Introduction to string theory | |