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Supersymmetric models of particle physics predict new superpartner matter states for each particle in the Standard Model. These superpartners will have wide ranging implications, from cosmology to observations at high energy accelerators, such as CERN's LHC. In this 2006 text, the authors develop the basic concepts of supersymmetry and show how it can be incorporated into a theoretical framework for describing unified theories of elementary particles. They develop the technical tools of supersymmetry using four-component spinor notation familiar to high energy experimentalists and phenomenologists. The text takes the reader from an abstract formalism to a straightforward recipe for writing supersymmetric gauge theories of particle physics, and ultimately to the calculations necessary for practical applications at colliders and in cosmology. This is a comprehensive, practical and accessible introduction to supersymmetry for experimental and phenomenological particle physicists and graduate students. Exercises and worked examples that clarify the material are interspersed throughout.Read more
- Develops very general supersymmetric models for the interactions of elementary particles from basic principles
- Uses 4-component spinor notation to develop the superfield formalism (a necessary technical tool)
- Extensively treats the experimental implications of supersymmetry
- Contains over 100 exercises and worked examples throughout the text
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"Baer and Tata's Weak Scale Supersymmetry is the most phenomenological text, closest to what will be needed to make detailed interpretations of the data...Baer and Tata's book is a good introduction to practical supersymmetry theory and offers a helpful chapter on the superspace formalism and material on possible ways of breaking supersymmetry."
Gordon Kane, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Physics Today
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- Date Published: May 2006
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521857864
- length: 556 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 178 x 31 mm
- weight: 1.251kg
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
Table of Contents
1. The Standard Model
2. What lies beyond the Standard Model
3. The Wess-Zumino model
4. The supersymmetry algebra
5. Superfield formalism
6. Supersymmetric gauge theories
7. Supersymmetry breaking
8. The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
9. Implications of the MSSM
10. Local supersymmetry
11. Realistic supersymmetric models
12. Sparticle production at colliders
13. Sparticle decays
14. Supersymmetric event generation
15. The search for supersymmetry at colliders
16. R parity violation
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