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

Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology

byPierre Binetruy

Paperback | July 12, 2012

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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.
Pierre Binetruy was Professor at Universite Paris-Sud until 2002. He was also Chairman of the European Research Group (Euro-GDR) on Supersymmetry from 1997 to 2004 and Professor at Universite Paris 7, "AstroParticule et cosmologie" (APC) laboratory, and Director of APC laboratory since 2005.
Title:Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and CosmologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652732

ISBN - 13:9780199652730

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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

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