supersymmetry


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su·per·sym·me·try

 (so͞o′pər-sĭm′ĭ-trē)
n.
A grand unified field theory that attempts to unify the fundamental forces by postulating a symmetry relating the known fermions to hypothetical bosons and the known bosons to hypothetical fermions.

supersymmetry

(ˌsuːpəˈsɪmɪtrɪ)
n
(General Physics) physics a symmetry of elementary particles having a higher order than that in the standard model, postulated to encompass the behaviour of both bosons and fermions

su•per•sym•me•try

(ˌsu pərˈsɪm ɪ tri)

n.
an abstract symmetry relating fermions and bosons, used as the basis for most quantum theories of gravitation.
[1970–75]
su`per•sym•met′ric (-sɪˈmɛ trɪk) adj.

su·per·sym·me·try

(so͞o′pər-sĭm′ĭ-trē)
A theory in physics that states that for each subatomic particle that carries a force (such as the photon, which carries the electromagnetic force) there is a partner subatomic particle of matter. The corresponding particle of the photon is called the photino, even though it has not yet been discovered.
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Noun1.supersymmetry - (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces; "according to supersymmetry each force emerged separately during the big bang"
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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Some theories of supersymmetry predict that the LHC should produce dark matter particles.
Following the ubiquitous spirit of visual diagrams in physics, adinkras are combinatorial objects that encode information about the representation theory of supersymmetry algebras.
It will probe : * The possibility of powerful extra dimensions "hiding" at an ultra-tiny scale alongside the visible; the theory of Supersymmetry, a world of super-particles that partner the elementary particles we know today; * the nature of dark matter, astonishingly, scientists have found 96% of the universe is not made up of ordinary matter but 76% dark energy and 22% dark matter.
It is easy to note that this model of micro-particles gives an overall original interpretation of the employed notions: mass defect and supersymmetry.
We've seen that there must be a law such as gravity, and for a theory of gravity to predict finite quantities, the theory must have what is called supersymmetry between the forces of nature and the matter on which they act.
The Higgs boson also now helps us see how two of the four fundamental forces in the universe, the electromagnetic and weak forces, can be unified, and the discovery has implications of our understanding of what appears to be the symmetry in nature as proposed in theories of supersymmetry.
Handbook of pseudo-Riemannian geometry and supersymmetry.
The project could also help prove the theory of supersymmetry, a theory in particle physics that suggests every particle has a corresponding partner particle.
Another big challenge will be testing the theory of supersymmetry, which postulates that the members of the known bestiary of sub-atomic particles have related, but more massive, counterparts.
If everything goes really well, physicists hope they'll get some hints about the world of supersymmetry, the realm that lies beyond the Standard Model.
The second and final part of the documentary sees the professor (above) discuss ideas in the field of theoretical physics, where work on concepts such as string theory and supersymmetry are challenging perspectives on human life.
WIMPs are Supersymmetry (SUSY) particles associated to every standard model particle.