Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
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at7:30 pm on Friday 21st July 2006 in the
Rennie lecture theatre, Johnson buildingat the University of Adelaide
Abstract: Ever so often scientists dream of the existence of a new form of matter in our universe. One example of this can be seen with the suggestion of the electron made by G.J.Stoney in 1874. Today this idea is at the heart of the wealth of advanced nations. Around the early 1970's, scientists began to suggest even newer forms of matter called `superpartners' which are one of the possible signatures that Superstring/M-theory might be more than just a speculation. This lecture provides an accessible introduction to the concept of `supersymmetry' or SUSY.