# I'm trying to teach myself about supersymmetry

1. Mar 15, 2008

### Jim Kata

Ok, I'm trying to teach myself about supersymmetry, using Weinberg III. My learning style is I don't really read things I just kind of infer what the author means. So I need clarification on a lot.

Now basically how I see this is as $$SO_ + (1,3) \cong \frac{{SL(2,\mathbb{C})}}{{Z_2 }}$$ So $$SO_ + (1,3)$$ is not simply connected, but has a $${Z_2 }$$ grading. Your representation can be chosen so that $${\mathbf{U}}(\bar \Lambda ){\mathbf{U}}(\Lambda ) = \pm {\mathbf{U}}(\bar \Lambda \Lambda )$$. Where the + and - depend on whether you are talking about integer spin or half integer spin. Now my question is can I obtain Haag and Lopusanzski's results by working out the lie algebras of $${\mathbf{U}}(\bar \Lambda ){\mathbf{U}}(\Lambda ) = \pm {\mathbf{U}}(\bar \Lambda \Lambda )$$?