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Readership: Primary: physics or astrophysics graduate students, theoretical physicists, experimental high energy physicists, cosmologists and astrophysicists. Secondary: mathematicians interested in the concepts developed in fundamental physics.
Pierre Binetruy, Department of Physics, University of Paris 7
Pierre Binetruy, Department of Physics, University of Paris 7.
"Binetruy provides an excellent bullet point summary of the problems that supersymmetry could solve." - Mathematical Reviews
"Binetruy has worked successfully at making his book pedagogically useful. He provides a roadmap of three paths through the book: one for researchers who want a theoretical introduction, a second for high-energy experimentalists, and the third for astrophysicists and cosmologists. The author often includes extra steps in derivations, which are helpful to a beginner or a reader coming from another field. He also provides useful hints to solving the exercises and includes a self-contained summary of basic notions of quantum field theory. His presentation of the general form of the supersymmetry soft-breaking Lagrangian is very pedagogical and physical. His 55 pages on string theory provide a good physical picture of compactifying to four dimensions and of phenomenological aspects of
superstring theory." - Physics Today
"A treasure trove of information for teaching staff and students.
" - Physik Journal
1: The problems of the Standard Model
2: The singular role of supersymmetry
3: Basic supermultiplets
4: The supersymmetry algebra and its representations
5: The minimal supersymmetric model
7: Phenomenology of supersymmetric models: supersymmetry at the quantum level
8: Dynamical breaking. Duality.
9: Supersymmetric grand unification
10: An overview of string theory and string models
11: Supersymmetry and the early universe
12: The challenges of supersymmetry
A: A review of the Standard Model and of various notions of quantum field theory
D: An introduction to cosmology
E: Renormalization group equations