The supersymmetric non-linear sigma model on SU(2N)

by Matthijs van Wild

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: supersymmetry; spontaneous symmetry breaking; gauge theory; effective field theory
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2104965
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/37077


The construction of the supersymmetric non-linear sigma model is presented. This model is then applied to the symmetry group SU(2N). The thesis considers the gauging of different subgroups of SU(2N), whereupon the particle spectrum of the theory is determined. The thesis concludes with an outline on how to proceed. Advisors/Committee Members: Holten, Jan-Willem van (advisor).