From Heisenberg to supersymmetry

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-561
Number of pages10
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Issue number5-7
StatePublished - 2002


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