N=4 Susy for dummies

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Hi guys,

I'm under the impression that nowadays everything going on in hep-th is N=4 Susy stuff and that it has 20384093 awesome properties. Are there lecture notes where I can learn about all of that? I mean I know buzzwords but I don't see the whole picture. So, as I've said, are there lectures or anything around which is like "N=4 for dummies" which comprises everyhting going on in some detail?!

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earth2
 

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blechman
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The reason N=4 is so important is due to the Maldecena Conjecture, which relates it to a string theory.

Not sure of any review dedicated to N=4 SUSY, but you can take a look at the famous "MAGOO" review (not for the faint-of-heart) that discusses the Maldecena Conjecture. Might be a good place to start.

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9905111
 
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the overview which mentioned by Blechman is, indeed the best text on the subject, also
see this lectures by Polchinski" Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality" http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.6134
 
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