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Supersymmetry and String Theory
Beyond the Standard Model

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: January 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107048386

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  • The past decade has witnessed dramatic developments in the fields of experimental and theoretical particle physics and cosmology. This fully updated second edition is a comprehensive introduction to these recent developments and brings this self-contained textbook right up to date. Brand new material for this edition includes the groundbreaking Higgs discovery, results of the WMAP and Planck experiments. Extensive discussion of theories of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking and a new chapter on the landscape, as well as a completely rewritten coda on future directions gives readers a modern perspective on this developing field. A focus on three principle areas: supersymmetry, string theory, and astrophysics and cosmology provide the structure for this book which will be of great interest to graduates and researchers in the fields of particle theory, string theory, astrophysics and cosmology. The book contains several problems, and password-protected solutions will be available to lecturers at

    • Includes up-to-date research and background on key developments such as the Higgs discovery at the LHC
    • A pedagogical approach assures the book is tailored for students, with a clear structure and end of chapter exercises
    • Only a modest background in quantum field theory is required to master the basics of supersymmetry and its dynamics
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107048386
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 2 tables 105 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    A note on choice of metric
    Text website
    Part I. Effective Field Theory: The Standard Model, Supersymmetry, Unification:
    1. Before the Standard Model
    2. The Standard Model
    3. Phenomenology of the Standard Model
    4. The Standard Model as an effective field theory
    5. Anomalies, instantons and the strong CP problem
    6. Grand unification
    7. Magnetic monopoles and solitons
    8. Technicolor: a first attempt to explain hierarchies
    Part II. Supersymmetry:
    9. Supersymmetry
    10. A first look at supersymmetry breaking
    11. The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
    12. Supersymmetric grand unification
    13. Supersymmetric dynamics
    14. Dynamical supersymmetry breaking
    15. Theories with more than four conserved supercharges
    16. More supersymmetric dynamics
    17. An introduction to general relativity
    18. Cosmology
    19. Astroparticle physics and inflation
    Part III. String Theory:
    20. Introduction
    21. The bosonic string
    22. The superstring
    23. The heterotic string
    24. Effective actions in ten dimensions
    25. Compactification of string theory I. Tori and orbifolds
    26. Compactification of string theory II. Calabi–Yau compactifications
    27. Dynamics of string theory at weak coupling
    28. Beyond weak coupling: non-perturbative string theory
    29. Large and warped extra dimensions
    30. The landscape: a challenge to the naturalness principle
    31. Coda: where are we headed?
    Part IV. The Appendices: Appendix A. Two-component spinors
    Appendix B. Goldstone's theorem and the pi mesons
    Appendix C. Some practice with the path integral in field theory
    Appendix D. The beta function in supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory

  • Author

    Michael Dine, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Michael Dine is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is an A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prior to this, Professor Dine was a Research Associate at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study, and Henry Semat Professor at the City College of the City University of New York.

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