Progress and prospects of lattice supersymmetry
2019 May 29
Supersymmetry plays prominent roles in the study of quantum field theory and in many proposals for potential new physics beyond the standard model, while lattice field theory provides a non-perturbative regularization suitable for strongly interacting systems. Lattice investigations of supersymmetric field theories are currently making significant progress, though many challenges remain to be overcome. In this brief overview I discuss particularly notable progress in three areas: supersymmetric Yang--Mills (SYM) theories in fewer than four dimensions, as well as both minimal N=1 SYM and maximal N=4 SYM in four dimensions. I also highlight super-QCD and sign problems as prominent challenges that will be important to address in future work.