10 episodes

Revolutionary new concepts about elementary particles, space and time, and the structure of matter began to emerge in the mid-1970s. Theory got far ahead of experiment with radical new ideas, but the concepts have never been experimentally tested. Now all that is about to change. The LHC — the Large Hadron Collider — has finally been built and is about to confront theory with experiment. The final quarter of our ongoing physics series with Leonard Susskind is devoted to supersymmetry, grand unification,
and string theory.


This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program.

Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Stanford

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Revolutionary new concepts about elementary particles, space and time, and the structure of matter began to emerge in the mid-1970s. Theory got far ahead of experiment with radical new ideas, but the concepts have never been experimentally tested. Now all that is about to change. The LHC — the Large Hadron Collider — has finally been built and is about to confront theory with experiment. The final quarter of our ongoing physics series with Leonard Susskind is devoted to supersymmetry, grand unification,
and string theory.


This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program.

    • video
    1. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 1 (March 29, 2010)

    1. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 1 (March 29, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind lectures on renormalization theory, dimensional analysis, and fine tuning. (March 29, 2010)

    • 1 hr 41 min
    • video
    2. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 2 (April 5, 2010)

    2. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 2 (April 5, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind lectures on fermions, bosons, and supersymmetry. (April 5, 2010)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    • video
    3. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 3 (April 12, 2010)

    3. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 3 (April 12, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind lectures on fermions, bosons, charges, and fine tuning. (April 12, 2010)

    • 55 min
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    4. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 4 (April 19, 2010)

    4. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 4 (April 19, 2010)

    In this lecture, Leonard Susskind covers symmetry, commutator algebra, and transformations. (April 19, 2010)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    • video
    5. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 5 (April 26, 2010)

    5. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 5 (April 26, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind lectures on supersymmetry and anticommutators. (April 26, 2010)

    • 1 hr 27 min
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    6. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 6 (May 11, 2010)

    6. Supersymmetry, Grand Unification, and String Theory Lecture 6 (May 11, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind continues his series of lectures on supersymmetry and quantum mechanics. (May 11, 2010)

    • 1 hr 42 min

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