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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grand unified field theory that attempts to unify the fundamental forces by postulating a symmetry relating the known fermions to hypothetical bosons and the known bosons to hypothetical fermions.

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  • noun physics A theory that attempts to unify the fundamental physical forces and which proposes a physical symmetry between bosons and fermions

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  • noun (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces

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Examples

  • And even if evidence of supersymmetry is found, the full explanation of the Higgs puzzle may well involve anthropic considerations that we talk about in our paper.

    Anthropically Explaining Higgs

  • If supersymmetry is discovered, it will also imply strong support for string theories that may even unify gravitation with the other three interactions.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004 - Information for the Public

  • One framework to explain physics beyond the Standard Model is known as supersymmetry.

    BBC News - Home

  • Now there's a theory called supersymmetry, which doubles the number of particles in the standard model.

    Brian Cox on CERN's supercollider

  • Now there's a theory called supersymmetry, which doubles the number of particles in the standard model.

    Brian Cox on CERN's supercollider

  • Now there's a theory called supersymmetry, which doubles the number of particles in the standard model.

    Brian Cox on CERN's supercollider

  • Such a symmetry is called supersymmetry and, as you know, constitutes a large part of current research into particle physics.

    Valuing Negativity

  • The other main reason I find string theory unattractive is that it introduces a great deal of baggage, e.g., in the form of extra dimensions and extra particles (I have a related objection to all the new parameters introduced by supersymmetry, which is pretty much required by string theory in my understanding).

    The String Theory Backlash

  • String theory fails to provide any mechanism to generate the very small nonzero masses that are observed in nature, or to remove the exact spacetime supersymmetry, which is not observed in nature.

    Two cheers for string theory

  • In 1971, Pierre Ramond of the University of Florida derived a string theory for fermions by discovering an early form of a new symmetry called supersymmetry, which connects bosons and fermions.

    Euclid’s Window

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