The Gauging and Breaking of Simple Supersymmetries

  • Peter G. O. Freund
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 10)


It is widely believed that the strong, electromagnetic, weak, and maybe even gravitational interactions can all be described by one unified gauge theory with spontaneous symmetry breaking. Although no such unified theory has been fully constructed as yet, it is clear that among its ingredients there must be
  1. i)

    spin 1/2 Fermi fields

  2. ii)

    spin 1 and 2 gauge fields

  3. iii)

    spin 0 Nambu-Goldstone and Higgs fields.



Gauge Theory Scalar Field Gauge Field Lorentz Group Higgs Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter G. O. Freund
    • 1
  1. 1.The Enrico Fermi InstituteUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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