Special Topics

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 839)


In this closing chapter we have decided to present a few special topics in quantum field theory that have applications in cosmology and particle phenomenology. Given that we have not covered so many things in this book, the number of subjects to choose from is vast. Our choice is to study the creation of particles by classical external sources, including the Schwinger effect: the creation of electron–positron pair in a strong electric field; and then to explore the general properties of supersymmetric theories. Currently a large fraction of theories beyond the standard model are based on various supersymmetric completions. The reader will find the most rudimentary properties of such theories and the basic representation of this new symmetry.


Black Hole Pair Production Vacuum State Supersymmetric Theory Strong Electric Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory Unit, Physics DepartmentCERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Departamento de Física FundamentalUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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