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From Spinors to Supersymmetry

eTextbook coming soon in June 2023


Herbi K. Dreiner, University of Bonn, Howard E. Haber, University of California, Santa Cruz, Stephen P. Martin, Northern Illinois University


Supersymmetry is an extension of the successful Standard Model of particle physics; it relies on the principle that fermions and bosons are related by a symmetry, leading to an elegant predictive structure for quantum field theory. This textbook provides a comprehensive and pedagogical introduction to supersymmetry and spinor techniques in quantum field theory. By utilising the two-component spinor formalism for fermions, the authors provide many examples of practical calculations relevant for collider physics signatures, anomalies, and radiative corrections. They present…

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Key features

  • Contains many detailed examples of practical calculations and derivations of key results, serving as a pedagogical resource as well as a reference
  • Demonstrates the translation between two-component and four-component fermion formalisms, so that the reader can make connections with other texts
  • Provides background for other approaches beyond the Standard Model, with a focus on the seesaw model of neutrino masses, the two Higgs doublet model and grand unification
  • Provides a good basis for an advanced class in particle theory, as well as a useful resource for self-study

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