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N=4 Susy for dummies

  1. Mar 9, 2012 #1
    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?!

    Cheers,
    earth2
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2012 #2

    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
     
  4. Apr 10, 2012 #3
    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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