Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology by Pierre BinetruySupersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology by Pierre Binetruy

Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology

byPierre Binetruy

Hardcover | December 11, 2006

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This book describes the basic concepts of supersymmetric theories. It is aimed at theorists, experimentalists and cosmologists interested in supersymmetry, and its content is correspondingly divided into three distinct tracks of study. The topics covered include a discussion of the motivationfor supersymmetry in fundamental physics, a description of the minimal supersymmetric model as well as models of grand unification and string models, a presentation of the main scenarios for supersymmetry breaking, including the concepts and results of dynamical breaking. On theastrophysics/cosmology side, the book includes discussions of supersymmetric dark matter candidates, inflation, dark energy, and the cosmological constant problem. Some very basic knowledge of quantum field theory is needed and extensive appendices (in particular an introduction to the StandardModel of fundamental interactions) allow the reader to refresh and complete their notions.
Professor at Universite Paris-Sud until 2002. Chairman of the European Research Group (Euro-GDR) on Supersymmetry from 1997 to 2004. Professor at Universite Paris 7, "AstroParticule et cosmologie" (APC) laboratory, and Director of APC laboratory since 2005.
Title:Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and CosmologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:536 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.06 inPublished:December 11, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198509545

ISBN - 13:9780198509547


Table of Contents

1. The problems of the Standard Model2. The singular role of supersymmetry3. Basic supermultiplets4. The supersymmetry algebra and its representations5. The minimal supersymmetric model6. Supergravity7. Phenomenology of supersymmetric models: supersymmetry at the quantum level8. Dynamical breaking. Duality.9. Supersymmetric grand unification10. An overview of string theory and string models11. Supersymmetry and the early universe12. The challenges of supersymmetryA. A review of the Standard Model and of various notions of quantum field theoryB. SpinorsC. SuperfieldsD. An introduction to cosmologyE. Renormalization group equations

Editorial Reviews

`Binetruy has worked successfully at making his book pedagogically useful. He provides a roadmap of three paths through the book: one for researchers who want a theoretical introduction, a second for high-energy experimentalists, and the third for astrophysicists and cosmologists. The authoroften includes extra steps in derivations, which are helpful to a beginner or a reader coming from another field. He also provides useful hints to solving the exercises and includes a self-contained summary of basic notions of quantum field theory. His presentation of the general form of thesupersymmetry soft-breaking Lagrangian is very pedagogical and physical. His 55 pages on string theory provide a good physical picture of compactifying to four dimensions and of phenomenological aspects of superstring theory.'Physics Today