BGU Physics Department

Colloquium, Dec. 16th, 2010

Last Chance for Supersymmetry

Yael Shadmi, The Technion

Supersymmetry is a beautiful theoretical idea. It "rotates" fermions into bosons and vice versa. I'll describe the basics of supersymmetry, and explain how it might solve some of the most fundamental puzzles in physics, including the origin of the weak scale and the identity of dark matter. If supersymmetry is indeed realized in Nature, it should be discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. I'll outline different possible manifestations of supersymmetry at the LHC and how it could be discovered.