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PAP337 Supersymmetry, 5 cr 
Code PAP337  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Supersymmetry  Abbreviation Supersymmetry 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences 

Target group 

Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.

Modules where the course belong to:

  • PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


Can be taken after introduction to particle physics courses, but quantum field theory I/II recommended to take at the same time or earlier.

Given every second year (odd years) in the spring term (III-IV periods).

Learning outcomes 

The students will learn

  • to construct supersymmetric field theories using superfields
  • to find interactions between component fields
  • the supersymmetry breaking methods and their limitations
  • to construct the supersymmetric minimal standard model, and some phenomenological consequencies
Completion methods 

Lectures are each week, exercise session for the returned homework are once per week. In the end of the term, there is a written home exam.


Introduction to particle physics I/II or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended optional studies 
  • Quantum field theory I/II
  • Higgs physics
  • Majorana, Weyl, Dirac -spinors
  • supersymmetry algebra
  • supersymmetry free field theory
  • superfields
  • supersymmetry breaking
  • R-symmetries, R-parity
  • minimal supersymmetric standard model
Study materials and literature 

Lecture notes.

Supplementary reading:

  • D. Bailin and A. Love, Supersymmetric gauge field theories and string theory, IOP Publishing Ltd, 1994.
  • P. Binetruy, Supersymmetry - Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • S.P. Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, in G. Kane, Perspectives on Supersymmetry, World Scientific, 1998 (hep-ph/9709356)
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work).Final exam. Total hours 135.

Assessment practices and criteria 

The written home exam contributes 75%, while  howework including active participation in the lectures contributes 25% to the final grade.


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Future examinations
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
cancelled Supersymmetry  General Examination  Subhadeep Mondal 
05.06.20fri 10.00-14.00
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