Symmetries in Physics [QGaSLAB: "Topics in String Theory"]

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M207
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Repeats every week until Thu May 30 2013 .
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 21/03/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 28/03/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 11/04/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 18/04/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 25/04/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 02/05/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 16/05/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 23/05/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
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Thu, 30/05/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Speaker: 
Jeff Murugan

Outline:

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

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