Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology

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OUP Oxford, 9 лист. 2006 р. - 520 стор.
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 motivation for 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 forsupersymmetry breaking, including the concepts and results of dynamical breaking. On the astrophysics/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 theoryis needed and extensive appendices (in particular an introduction to the Standard Model of fundamental interactions) allow the reader to refresh and complete their notions.
 

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1 The problems of the Standard Model
1
2 The singular rôle of supersymmetry
20
3 Basic supermultiplets
37
4 The supersymmetry algebra and its representations
53
5 The minimal supersymmetric model
86
6 Supergravity
120
supersymmetry at the quantum level
154
8 Dynamical breaking Duality
195
11 Supersymmetry and the early Universe
312
12 The challenges of supersymmetry
332
A review of the Standard Model and of various notions of quantum field theory
364
Spinors
419
Superfields
429
An introduction to cosmology
454
Renormalization group equations
485
Bibliography
490

9 Supersymmetric grand unification
224
10 An overview of string theory and string models
254

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Professor at Université Paris-Sud until 2002.Chairman of the European Research Group (Euro-GDR) on Supersymmetry from 1997 to2004.Professor at Université Paris 7, "AstroParticule et cosmologie" (APC) laboratory, and Director of APC laboratory since 2005.

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