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Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions

Module PH2250

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2017

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2019SS 2017

Basic Information

PH2250 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
300 h 60 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2250 in the version of SS 2017 was Patrick Vaudrevange.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- supersymmetry algebra

- superfields and superspace

- supersymmetric theories in four dimensions

- supersymmetry breaking

- the MSSM

- extra dimensions

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an dem Modul sind die Studierenden in der Lage sich in die aktuelle Fachliteratur zu supersymmetrischen Theorien einzuarbeiten.


No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions Vaudrevange, P. Mon, 10:00–12:00, PH 2271
Wed, 14:00–16:00, PH 2271
and singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

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"Cambridge Lectures on Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions"
by Fernando Quevedo, Sven Krippendorf, Oliver Schlotterer

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam of 90 minutes the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

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