Titel: Theory And Phenomenology Of Sparticles: An Account Of Four-dimensional N=1 Supersymmetry In High Energy Physics
Autor/en: Manuel Drees, Rohini Godbole, Probir Roy
An Account of Four-Dimensional N=1 Supersymmetry in High Energy Physics.
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
18. Januar 2005 - kartoniert - 584 Seiten
Supersymmetry or SUSY, one of the most beautiful recent ideas of physics, predicts sparticles existing as superpartners of particles. This book gives a theoretical and phenomenological account of sparticles. Starting from a basic level, it provides a comprehensive, pedagogical and user-friendly treatment of the subject of four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetry as well as its observational aspects in high energy physics and cosmology. Part One of the book introduces the requisite formal theory, preceded by a discussion of the naturalness problem. Part Two describes the supersymmetrization of the Standard Model of particle interactions as well as the origin of soft supersymmetry breaking and how it can be mediated from higher energies. Search strategies for sparticles, supersymmetric Higgs bosons, nonminimal scenarios and cosmological implications are some of the other topics covered. Novel features of the book include a dictionary between two-component and four-component spinor notation, a
Introduction and Overview: Supersymmetry: Why and How; Supersymmetry Formalism: Preliminaries; Algebraic Aspects; Free Superfields in Superspace; Interacting Superfields; Superspace Perturbation Theory and Supergraphs; General Aspects of Supersymmetry Breaking; Supersymmetry Phenomenology: Basic Structure of the MSSM; Soft Supersymmetry Breaking in the MSSM; Higgs Bosons in the MSSM; Evolution from Very High Energies; Gravity Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking; Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking; Beyond the MSSM; Supersymmetry at Colliders; Supersymmetric Cosmology; Conclusion: Wish List, Roadmap and Fine Tuning.
"I find the book very attractive and very useful at this time. There are not so many up-to-date books for the LHC phenomenology." G Altarelli, CERN "It seeks to be the complete primer on supersymmetry for the theorist, phenomenologist and experimentalist. The presentation is lucid throughout and the notation is well-chosen. This is a highly recommended book for the student of particle physics who has studied the basics of quantum field theory and the phenomenon of the known elementary particles. In addition, it is a handy source of information (and most valuably, explanations) for senior students and practicing physicists in other areas, who will increasingly feel the need to know about the area of fundamental science most finely poised for a dramatic experimental breakthrough." Current Science "... very informative book on supersymmetric particles ..." Professor Barry Barish California Institute of Technology "Very good text. Although suitable for those who want to begin working in the field, nonexperts can get substantial insights into the goals and motivation behind the theory by browsing through. The book begins with a good pedagogical treatment of the superspace formalism and ends with an extensive summary of Feynman rules. About 300 pages cover the phenomenology of supersymmetry -- from colliders to dark matter -- with significant discussion of supersymmetry breaking and a 30-page chapter on supersymmetric Higgs bosons." Physics Today