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Supersymmetry, Supergravity, and Unification

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  • Author: Pran Nath, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521197021

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  • This unique book gives a modern account of particle physics and gravity based on supersymmetry and supergravity, two of the most significant developments in theoretical physics since general relativity. The book begins with a brief overview of the history of unification and then goes into a detailed exposition of both fundamental and phenomenological topics. The topics in fundamental physics include Einstein gravity, Yang–Mills theory, anomalies, the standard model, supersymmetry and supergravity, and the construction of supergravity couplings with matter and gauge fields, as well as computational techniques for SO(10) couplings. The topics of phenomenological interest include implications of supergravity models at colliders, CP violation, and proton stability, as well as topics in cosmology such as inflation, leptogenesis, baryogenesis, and dark matter. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers seeking to master the techniques for building grand unified models.

    • Emphasizes the interface of particle physics, supergravity, and cosmology
    • Fills a gap in the market by discussing computational techniques for SO(10) couplings
    • Systematically discusses the development of particle physics from Einstein's relativity to supergravity unified models
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    'It is a comprehensive review of the subject for advanced graduate students. The book provides a broad overview of the field with detailed background information on group theory, field theory and notation. It covers everything from the Standard Model to supersymmetry, grand unification, supergravity and cosmology, including detailed phenomenological calculations and problems. It also introduces the extension of these theories to extra dimensions and string theory. It should be a useful tool for every student who wishes to learn this material.' Stuart Raby, Ohio State University, Columbus

    'The book can be considered as a valuable and updated addition to Steven Weinberg's third volume on supersymmetry in The Quantum Theory of Fields series (2000, Cambridge University Press). The author is a world expert on supersymmetry and supergravity phenomenology, who has contributed to the field with many original and outstanding works. Certainly useful to graduate students in physics, the book could also prove to be a resource for advanced graduate courses in experimental high-energy physics.' Sergio Ferrara, CERN Courier

    'This book provides a clear, pedagogical and thorough treatment of supersymmetry, supergravity and applications in the context of unification. … All in all, this is an excellent book on applications of supersymmetry and supergravity in the context of unification. Students and researchers with some working knowledge of general relativity, quantum field theory and related mathematical concepts could benefit from this book. As a final comment, the book contains a large number of exercises, a student favorite.' Parinya Karndumri, Mathematical Reviews

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    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521197021
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Preface
    1. A brief history of unification
    2. Gravitation
    3. Non-abelian gauge theory
    4. Spontaneous breaking of global and local symmetries
    5. The Standard Model
    6. Anomalies
    7. Effective Lagrangians
    8. Supersymmetry
    9. Grand unification
    10. MSSM Lagrangian
    11. N = 1 supergravity
    12. Coupling of supergravity with matter and gauge fields
    13. Supergravity grand unification
    14. Phenomenology of supergravity grand unification
    15. CP violation in supergravity unified theories
    16. Proton stability in supergravity unified theories
    17. Cosmology, astroparticle physics and SUGRA unification
    18. Extended supergravities and supergravities from superstrings
    19. Specialized topics
    20. The future of unification
    21. Appendices
    22. Notations, conventions, and formulae
    23. Physical constants
    24. List of books and reviews for further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Pran Nath, Northeastern University, Boston
    Pran Nath is Matthews University Distinguished Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, Boston. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of supergravity theory and its applications to particle physics, including the mSUGRA model. He has also contributed to the development of effective Lagrangian methods, pion physics, current algebra, solving the U(1) problem, dark matter and proton stability in unified models. He is the Founding Chair of the Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY) and the Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS). He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a recipient of the Humboldt Prize in Physics.

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