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Thesis: An investigation of a nonlinear susy theory

Neeling, D.W. de (2017) Thesis: An investigation of a nonlinear susy theory. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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Supersymmetry is one of the most promising ideas for physics beyond the standard model. If it is indeed a symmetry of nature, it is realized nonlinearly. In this project, a global nonlinear realization of susy (VolkovAkulov) is examined. First, a general understanding of symmetries in theoretical physics is developed, after which susy is treated on a basic level. The spontaneous breaking of symmetries is discussed, focusing on susy breaking. VA theory is introduced, and the equation of motion is given and analyzed. No negative-energy degrees of freedom or ‘ghosts’ appear to be present. Finally, another Lagrangian is treated (Komargodski-Seiberg), equivalent to that of Volkov and Akulov, emphasizing the universality of VA theory.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:29

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