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Weak Scale Supersymmetry
From Superfields to Scattering Events


  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521290319

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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.

    • Develops very general supersymmetric models for the interactions of elementary particles from basic principles
    • Uses 4-component spinor notation to develop the superfield formalism (a necessary technical tool)
    • Extensively treats the experimental implications of supersymmetry
    • Contains over 100 exercises and worked examples throughout the text
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521290319
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Standard Model
    2. What lies beyond the Standard Model
    3. The Wess-Zumino model
    4. The supersymmetry algebra
    5. Superfield formalism
    6. Supersymmetric gauge theories
    7. Supersymmetry breaking
    8. The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
    9. Implications of the MSSM
    10. Local supersymmetry
    11. Realistic supersymmetric models
    12. Sparticle production at colliders
    13. Sparticle decays
    14. Supersymmetric event generation
    15. The search for supersymmetry at colliders
    16. R parity violation
    17. Epilogue

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    Weak Scale Supersymmetry

    Howard Baer, Xerxes Tata

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    Howard Baer, University of Oklahoma
    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.

    Xerxes Tata, University of Hawaii, Manoa

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