Insightful supersymmetry


Poppitz, E. (2013). Insightful supersymmetry. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/13110061


Poppitz, Erich. Insightful supersymmetry. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 27, 2013, https://pirsa.org/13110061


          @misc{ pirsa_13110061,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/13110061},
            author = {Poppitz, Erich},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Insightful supersymmetry},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2013},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:13110061 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Erich Poppitz University of Toronto

Talk Type Scientific Series


It has recently been realized that some studies of supersymmetric gauge theories, when properly interpreted, lead to insights whose importance transcends supersymmetry. I will illustrate the insightful nature of supersymmetry by two examples having to do with the microscopic description of the thermal deconfinement transition, in non-supersymmetric pure Yang-Mills theory and in QCD with adjoint fermions. A host of strange ``topological" molecules will be seen to be the major players in the confinement-deconfinement dynamics. Interesting connections between topology, ``condensed-matter" gases of electric and magnetic charges, and attempts to interpret the divergent perturbation series will emerge. Much of the presentation will be aimed at non-experts.