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
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