Enseignement académique: Introduction to Supersymmetry


12, 13, 14, 15 February, from 11:00 to 12:00
Main Auditorium, bldg. 500

Introduction to Supersymmetry
D. Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

In these lectures, I will introduce supersymmetry as an extension to spacetime symmetries both formally and physically. I will present motivations for why we think supersymmetry may exist in the real world, and may manifest itself at the LHC. I will describe the current set of models of softly broken supersymmetry at the electroweak scale and the parts that make them exciting and the parts that make people sick. I will then cover the phenomenology of the various models - the spectra and some of the best studied collider signals. Finally, I will describe the phenomenology of the full supersymmetric parameter space in general terms and discuss this collider signals not covered by the classic models.