This course started on August 23 and its first module, MSSM, ended on November 20 2006. The goal of the course was for string theorists at TIFR, Mumbai to educate ourselves about the theoretical ideas likely to be tested at LHC. The bulk of the course is an introduction to the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model followed by a discussion of SUSY breaking. The lectures have been video recorded and are available on this website. The format is high-resolution (720x576) avi at 25 fps (frames per second), and each file is approximately 600 MB, thus it will fit on a regular CD. The files can be played using "mplayer" which is free software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. To install mplayer, please visit the Mplayer page, where you can download the binary or select the "unofficial packages" link at the top to get a package suited to your Linux distribution. For Windows, I recommend the experimental GUI which seems to work fine. Other softwares that work are VLC Player, and Totem, see the Totem page.
Since these files have been encoded with the lavc codec, they might not play on a DVD player. Also, for Windows Media player one would first have to install the lavc codec. So the best option is to do without axis-of-evil software.
Before downloading an entire 600 MB file, you can download this 12 MB Test File which is about two minutes of the first lecture and test your setup on it. When you download a full lecture, it is a good idea to check if you have indeed received the whole file. Run "md5sum filename" on your machine and compare the output with the correct answer given below.
Please send your feedback on these lectures to mukhi[at]tifr.res.in. A wise choice of Subject will help me distinguish your mail from Spam!! And in your mail, please mention your institute/city/country.