Superspace, or One thousand and one lessons in supersymmetry

Superspace, or One thousand and one lessons in supersymmetry is available in pdf format. We beg our readers’ indulgence. We have tried to present a subject that we like, that we think is important. We have tried to present our insights, our tools and our knowledge. Along the way, some errors and misconceptions have without doubt slipped in.


There must be wrong statements, misprints, mistakes, awkward phrases, islands of incomprehensibility (but they started out as continents!). We could, probably we should, improve and improve. But we can no longer wait. Like climbers within sight of the summit we are rushing, casting aside caution, reaching towards the moment when we can shout ‘‘it’s behind us’’.
This is not a polished work. Without doubt some topics are treated better elsewhere. Without doubt we have left out topics that should have been included. Without doubt we have treated the subject from a personal point of view, emphasizing aspects that we are familiar with, and neglecting some that would have required studying others’ work. Nevertheless, we hope this book will be useful, both to those new to the subject and to those who helped develop it. We have presented many topics that are not available elsewhere, and many topics of interest also outside supersymmetry. We have included topics whose treatment is incomplete, and presented conclusions that are really
only conjectures. In some cases, this reflects the state of the subject. Filling in the holes and proving the conjectures may be good research projects.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A toy superspace
  • Representations of supersymmetry
  • Classical, global, simple (N = 1) superfields
  • Classical N = 1 supergravity
  • Quantum global superfields
  • Quantum N = 1 supergravity
  • Breakdown

Book Details

Author(s): S.J. Gates Jr, M.T. Grisaru, M. Rocek and W. Siegel
Format(s): PDF
File size: 3.03 MB
Number of pages: 568
Link: Download.

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