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Theory and phenomenology of sparticles : an account of four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetry in high energy physics / Manuel Drees, Rohini Godbole, Probir Roy.



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Drees, M. (Manuel)
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Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2004 (2005 printing)
  • Book
  • xxv, 555 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-538) and index.
  • Introduction and Overview: Supersymmetry: Why and How Supersymmetry Formalism: Preliminaries Algebraic Aspects Free Superfields in Superspace Interacting Superfields Superspace Perturbation Theory and Supergraphs General Aspects of Supersymmetry Breaking Supersymmetry Phenomenology: Basic Structure of the MSSM Soft Supersymmetry Breaking in the MSSM Higgs Bosons in the MSSM Evolution from Very High Energies Gravity Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking Beyond the MSSM Supersymmetry at Colliders Supersymmetric Cosmology Conclusion: Wish List, Roadmap and Fine Tuning.
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Publisher's Summary:
Supersymmetry or SUSY, one of the most beautiful recent ideas of physics, predicts sparticles existing as superpartners of particles. This book gives a theoretical and phenomenological account of sparticles. Starting from a basic level, it provides a comprehensive, pedagogical and user-friendly treatment of the subject of four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetry as well as its observational aspects in high energy physics and cosmology. Part One of the book introduces the requisite formal theory, preceded by a discussion of the naturalness problem. Part Two describes the supersymmetrization of the Standard Model of particle interactions as well as the origin of soft supersymmetry breaking and how it can be mediated from higher energies. Search strategies for sparticles, supersymmetric Higgs bosons, nonminimal scenarios and cosmological implications are some of the other topics covered. Novel features of the book include a dictionary between two-component and four-component spinor notation, a step-by-step derivation of the nonrenormalization theorem, an extended discussion of supersymmetric renormalization group evolution, detailed analyses of minimal and nonminimal models with gravity (including anomaly) mediated and gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking as well as elaborate self-contained presentations of collider signals of sparticles plus supersymmetric Higgs bosons and of supersymmetric cosmology. Appendices list all Feynman rules for the vertices of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Roy, Probir.
Godbole, Rohini M.

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