The many faces of the superworld : Yuri Golfand memorial volume /

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Imprint:Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2000.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 677 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Golfand, Yuri, -- -1994.
Golfand, Yuri.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Nuclear.
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Other authors / contributors:Golfand, Yuri, -1994.
Shifman, Mikhail A.
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Summary:This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincare algebra and obtained the first four-dimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel. Did the pioneers of supersymmetry - Neveu, Schwarz, Ramond, Golfand, Volkov, Wess, Zumino and others - foresee in the early 1970's that they would be opening to us the gates of the superworld? The superworld will become one of the most important components of our understanding of Nature - a component that will stay with us forever. This book is a compilation of the original papers and review articles, devoted to various aspects of supersymmetry, written by the outstanding researchers in the field, theorists whose work shaped the present day theory and continues to make a profound impact on the frontier directions of the current development. A wide range of topics is covered - from subtle results in the superstring theory to supersymmetry-based phenomenology. Most of the articles have been prepared specifically for this volume. The first part of the book consists of the Editor's essay presenting the basic stages of Golfand's life and work, the memoirs of his widow, Mrs N. Koretz-Golfand and of his student, Dr E. Likhtman. Also included is the article of Prof. M. Marinov "Revealing the Path to the Superworld", outlining the main ideas that paved the way to the discovery of supersymmetry. The historical part of the book concludes with the English translation of the Golfand-Likhtman paper on supersymmetry published in 1972 in the Tamm Memorial Volume.
Other form:Print version: Many faces of the superworld. Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2000 9810242069
Table of Contents:
  • 1.1 My Husband, My Love / Natasha Koretz-Golfand 15
  • 1.2 Notes of an Old Graduate Student / Evgeny Likhtman 25
  • 1.3 Revealing the Path to the Superworld / M.S. Marinov 32
  • 1.4 Comment on Chronology and Numerology of Research on Supersymmetry / M. Shifman 41
  • 1.5 On Extensions of the Algebra of Generators of the Poincare Group by Bispinor Generators / Yu. A. Golfand, E.P. Likhtman 45
  • 1.6 On N = 1 Symmetry Algebra and Simple Models / Yu. A. Golfand, E.P. Likhtman 54
  • List of publications of Yu. A. Golfand 80
  • 2.1 From Symmetry to Supersymmetry / Julius Wess 85
  • 2.2 Duality Invariant Born-Infeld Theory / Daniel Brace, Bogdan Morariu, Bruno Zumino 103
  • 2.3 Backlund Transformations in 10D SUSY Yang-Mills Theories / Jean-Loup Gervais 111
  • 2.4 Representations of Extended Supersymmetries in Two Dimensions / A.M. Semikhatov 126
  • 2.5 Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics from Light Cone Quantization / S. Hellerman, J. Polchinski 142
  • 2.6 Supersymmetric Index of Three-Dimensional Gauge Theory / Edward Witten 156
  • 2.7 Vacuum Structure in Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories with any Gauge Group / V.G. Kac, A.V. Smilga 185
  • 2.8 The Superworld / N. Seiberg 235
  • 2.9 Brane Dynamics and Gauge Theory / David Kutasov 248
  • 2.10 Confining Phase of Three Dimensional Supersymmetric Quantum Electrodynamics / M.J. Strassler 262
  • 2.11 Z-D Brane Box Models and Non-Chiral Dihedral Quivers / Bo Feng, Amihay Hanany, Yang-Hui He 280
  • 2.12 Threebranes and Conformal Gauge Theories / Igor R. Klebanov 307
  • 2.13 Extremal Correlators in the AdS/CFT Correspondence / Eric D'Hoker, Daniel Z. Freedman, Samir D. Mathur, Alec Matusis, Leonardo Rastelli 332
  • 2.14 Two Outcomes for Two Old (Super- )Problems / S. Deser 361
  • 2.15 Anomalies in Supersymmetric Theories / M.T. Grisaru 370
  • 2.16 Some Properties of Type I' String Theory / John H. Schwarz 388
  • 2.17 Dirac Equations, Light Cone Supersymmetry, and Superconformal Algebras / Lars Brink, Pierre Ramond 398
  • 2.18 Born-Infeld Action, Supersymmetry, and String Theory / A.A. Tseytlin 417
  • 2.19 The Freckled Instantons / A. Losev, N. Nekrasov, S. Shatashvili 453
  • 2.20 About R-Parity and the Supersymmetric Standard Model / P. Fayet 476
  • 2.21 M-Theory and Hypercharge / N.D. Lambert, P.C. West 498
  • 2.22 Constraints on Extra Time Dimensions / G. Dvali, G. Gabadadze, G. Senjanovic 525
  • 2.23 Higher Spin Gauge Theories: Star-Product and AdS Space / M.A. Vasiliev 533
  • 2.24 Some Thermodynamical Aspects of String Theory / S.A. Abel, J.L.F. Barbon, I.I. Kogan, E. Rabinovici 611
  • 2.25 Logarithmic Unification from Symmetries Enhanced in the Sub-Millimeter Infrared / N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos, J. March-Russell 627
  • 2.26 A Toy Model for Supergravity and Superspace / P. van Nieuwenhuizen 649.