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NONLINEAR ELECTRODYNAMICS AND SUPERSYMMETRY

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Steven Duplij, Karazin Kharkov National University, Ukraine
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Feb 7 2012, 4:10PM

We give a very general description of nonlinear classical electrodynamics, making use of generalized constitutive equations and constitutive tensors. Our approach includes non-Lagrangian as well as Lagrangian theories, allows for electromagnetic feds in the widest possible variety of media (anisotropic, piroelectric, chiral and ferromagnetic), and accommodates the incorporation of nonlocal effects. We then propose a supersymmetric version of the general constitutive equations, in a superfield approach.