# Introduction to Supersymmetry

@inproceedings{Lykken1996IntroductionTS, title={Introduction to Supersymmetry}, author={Joseph D. Lykken}, year={1996} }

These lectures give a self-contained introduction to supersymmetry from a modern perspective. Emphasis is placed on material essential to understanding duality. Topics include: central charges and BPS-saturated states, supersymmetric nonlinear sigma models, N=2 Yang-Mills theory, holomorphy and the N=2 Yang-Mills beta function, supersymmetry in 2, 6, 10, and 11 spacetime dimensions.

## 66 Citations

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