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260091 VU Supergravity (2019S)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Vorbesprechung: 07.03.19, 13:15-14:45 Uhr, Erwin Schrödinger Institut für Mathematik und Physik (ESI), Schrödinger HS

Termine: 07., 08., 14., 15., 22., 28. und 29. März 2019, 13:15-14:45 Uhr; Erwin Schrödinger Institut für Mathematik und Physik (ESI), Schrödinger HS


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students with a basic knowledge of supersymmetry will be introduced in the basic ingredients of a supergravity theory. They will learn how to obtain an action that is invariant under a set of local supersymmetry transformations satisfying an algebra that contains general coordinate transformations. They will be introduced in the tools that are useful for constructing couplings of matter fields to the simplest supergravity theories: the superconformal calculus. In particular they will in this way obtain the basic structure of N=1 matter-coupled supergravity.

Assessment and permitted materials


Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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Content of the course

Reading list

Supergravity by Daniel Z. Freedman and Antoine Van Proeyen, Cambridge University Press 2012

Association in the course directory

MaInt, M-ERG

Last modified: Tu 05.03.2019 19:28