Modern Supersymmetry: Dynamics and Duality

Paperback | January 15, 2009

byJohn Terning

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The book begins with a brief review of supersymmetry, and the construction of the minimal supersymmetric standard model and approaches to supersymmetry breaking. General non-perturbative methods are also reviewed leading to the development of holomorphy and the Affleck-Dine-Seibergsuperpotential as powerful tools for analysing supersymmetric theories. Seiberg duality is discussed in detail, with many example applications provided, with special attention paid to its use in understanding dynamical supersysmmetry breaking. The Seiberg-Witten theory of monopoles is introducedthrough the analysis of simpler N=1 analogues. Superconformal field theories are described along with the most recent development known as "amaximization". Supergravity theories are examined in 4, 10, and 11 dimensions, allowing for a discussion of anomaly and gaugino mediation, and setting thestage for the anti- de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence. This book is unique in containing an overview of the important developments in supersymmetry since the publication of "Suppersymmetry and Supergravity" by Wess and Bagger. It also strives to cover topics that are of interest toboth formal and phenomenological theorists.

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The book begins with a brief review of supersymmetry, and the construction of the minimal supersymmetric standard model and approaches to supersymmetry breaking. General non-perturbative methods are also reviewed leading to the development of holomorphy and the Affleck-Dine-Seibergsuperpotential as powerful tools for analysing supersym...

John Terning is in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Davis.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Supersymmetry2. SUSY Lagrangians3. SUSY Gauge Theories4. The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model5. SUSY Breaking and the MSSM6. Gauge Mediation7. Nonperturbative Results8. Holomorphy9. The Affleck-Dine-Seiberg Superpotential10. Seiberg Duality for SUSY QCD11. More Seiberg Duality12. Dynamical SUSY breaking13. The Seiberg-Witten Theory14. Superconformal Field Theories15. Supergravity16. Anomaly and Guagino Mediation17. Introduction to the Ads/CFT CorrespondenceA. Spinors and Pauli MatricesB. Group Theory

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`Terning has made important discoveries in this field, and his deep insight and broad perspective are vividly reflected in this book. His explanations are extremely clear emphasizing the relevant points. This makes the book particularly helpful for people who want to study this importantfield. I am sure that this book will become a classic.'Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton