Symmetries in Physics (Semester 1)

Location: 
tba
Date: 
Mon, 11/02/2013 (All day)
Speaker: 
Jeff Murugan

Outline: * The mathematics of special relativity: the Lorentz & Poincare groups
* SL(2,C) and spinors.
* Spinor calculus 101: Dirac and Majorana
* Extending spacetime: going around no-go theorems with graded algebras
* The super-Poincare algebra and its representations
* The first supermodel: the Wess-Zumino model
* From space to superspace.