There is a little-known connection between Heisenberg's research in the 1960's and supersymmetry. First, I try to explain, in laymen terms, what supersymmetry is and why it gives rise to such high expectations in high-energy physics. After a brief excursion into origins of supersymmetry I present evidence that a section in an essentially forgotten Heisenberg's book, which contained unorthodox ideas, was inspirational for Dmitry Volkov, one of the co-discoverers of supersymmetry.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Fortschritte der Physik|
|State||Published - Aug 19 2002|