Lectures on Supergravity

Location: 
M111
Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Tue Nov 29 2011 .
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 11:00 - 13:00
Date: 
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 11:00 - 13:00
Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:00 - 13:00
Date: 
Fri, 18/11/2011 - 11:00 - 13:00
Date: 
Fri, 25/11/2011 - 11:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Horatiu Nastaase

1. Topics in GR: vielbein and spin connection, anti-de Sitter space, black holes.
2. Introduction to supersymmetry: Wess-Zumino model, on-shell and off-shell susy.
3. Degrees of freedom counting and 4d on-shell N=1 supergravity.
4. 3d N=1 off-shell supergravity.
5. 4d N=1 off-shell supergravity, general supergravity theories, 11d N=1 supergravity.
6. Kaluza-Klein (KK) dimensional reduction and examples.