Supersymmetry breaking and an introduction to grand unified theories

Particle Physics 3: Supersymmetry and Grand Unification (Spring, 2010)

May 31, 2010

In the first half of the lecture, Professor Susskind makes an analogy between breaking supersymmetry and breaking the symmetry of a ferromagnet.   In the second half of the lecture, Professor Susskind introduces GUTs as corresponding to the group SU(5) which has the subgroup SU(3)xSU(2)xSU(1) corresponding to the Standard Model.

  • Supersymmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons
  • GUTs and generators of SU(5)
  • Connecting generators to particles