supersymmetry


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The trio is honored for work that combines the principles of supersymmetry, which postulates that all fundamental particles have corresponding, unseen 'partner' particles and Einstein's theory of general relativity, which explains that gravity is the result of the curvature of space-time.
Invariant Differential Operators; Volume 3: Supersymmetry
In addition, scenarios beyond the Standard Model will be investigated, including supersymmetry, theories about extra dimensions and quark substructure (compositeness).
Finding dark matter particles could require updating the Standard Model with futuristic theories such as "supersymmetry", which postulates the existence of a heavier sibling for every particle in the Universe, or extra dimensions.
Witten, "Dynamical breaking of supersymmetry," Nuclear Physics B, vol.
For example, in five dimensions, solutions preserving various fractions of supersymmetry of N = 2 gauged supergravity have been studied.
Their current research focuses on searching for new fundamental particles associated with supersymmetry as well as very heavy, yet-to-be-seen particles known as vector-like quarks.
Supersymmetry 48,000gns foal, 60,000gns yearling; second foal; dam French 7f 2yo winner and a half-sister to 7f Group 2 winner Tariq; trainer having a good year with his 2yos, including a winning newcomer here late last month.
They were also looking for the fabled "graviton" which is a force-carrying particle for gravity and evidence of (http://home.cern/about/physics/supersymmetry) supersymmetry  - an extension of the Standard Model that predicts the existence of more massive "super partners" for every known particle.
Still, physicists continue the search, largely because they have a second motivation for believing that dark matter is made of a new kind of particle--a theoretical concept known as supersymmetry.