Weak Scale Supersymmetry: From Superfields to Scattering Events (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, May 4, 2006 - Science
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Supersymmetric models of particle physics predict new superpartner matter states for each particle in the Standard Model. These superpartners will have wide ranging implications, from cosmology to observations at high energy accelerators, such as CERN's LHC. In this 2006 text, the authors develop the basic concepts of supersymmetry and show how it can be incorporated into a theoretical framework for describing unified theories of elementary particles. They develop the technical tools of supersymmetry using four-component spinor notation familiar to high energy experimentalists and phenomenologists. The text takes the reader from an abstract formalism to a straightforward recipe for writing supersymmetric gauge theories of particle physics, and ultimately to the calculations necessary for practical applications at colliders and in cosmology. This is a comprehensive, practical and accessible introduction to supersymmetry for experimental and phenomenological particle physicists and graduate students. Exercises and worked examples that clarify the material are interspersed throughout.
  

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Contents

Higgs boson decay widths
524
The Standard Model
1
What lies beyond the Standard Model?
11
The WessZumino model
23
The supersymmetry algebra
41
Superfield formalism
49
Supersymmetric gauge theories
79
Supersymmetry breaking
105
Local supersymmetry
235
Realistic supersymmetric models
261
Sparticle production at colliders
298
Sparticle decays
338
Supersymmetric event generation
374
The search for supersymmetry at colliders
394
Rparity violation
454
Epilogue
474

The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
127
Implications of the MSSM
190

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About the author (2006)

Howard Baer is Homer L. Dodge Professor of High Energy Physics at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in theoretical particle physics and cosmology, working on collider physics, supersymmetry, LHC and dark matter. He has published over 200 articles in refereed journals.

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