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Supersymmetry in physics

  1. Jul 29, 2005 #1

    My first post in the forums so please excuse me if there is already a post on this (I couldn't find one).

    I am not very technical in physics so can you please use simple language :shy: . I am not entirely sure on the concept of supersymmetry, I know stuff like partner of an electron is selectron and partners are always heavier, and the change of spin from an electron to a selectron is a half. The thing I am not very clear on is how/why they believe in this and also how can they predict the mass and the spin of the partners? I am assuming they just didn't randomly say selectron has 0 spin.

    Thanks in advance :biggrin:
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  4. Jul 30, 2005 #3


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    In short, it comes when you build supermultiples, in the same way that for instance isospin multiplets. Group theory stuff.
  5. Jul 30, 2005 #4
    Ok thanks for the help :biggrin:
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