Modern supersymmetry : dynamics and duality

John Terning

The book begins with a brief review of supersymmetry, and the construction of the minimal supersymmetric standard model and approaches to supersymmetry breaking. General non-perturbative methods are also reviewed leading to the development of holomorphy and the Affleck-Dine-Seiberg superpotential as powerful tools for analysing supersymmetric theories. Seiberg duality is discussed in detail, with many example applications provided, with special attention paid to its use in understanding dynamical supersymmetry breaking. The Seiberg-Witten theory of monopoles is introduced through the analysis of simpler N=1 analogues. Superconformal field theories are described along with the most recent development known as "a-maximization". Supergravity theories are examined in 4, 10, and 11 dimensions, allowing for a discussion of anomaly and gaugino mediation, and setting the stage for the anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence. This book is unique in containing an overview of the important developments in supersymmetry since the publication of "Supersymmetry and Supergravity" by Wess and Bagger. It also strives to cover topics that are of interest to both formal and phenomenological theorists.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction to Supersymmetry
  • 2. SUSY Lagrangians
  • 3. SUSY Gauge Theories
  • 4. The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
  • 5. SUSY Breaking and the MSSM
  • 6. Gauge Mediation
  • 7. Nonperturbative Results
  • 8. Holomorphy
  • 9. The Affleck-Dine-Seiberg Superpotential
  • 10. Seiberg Duality for SUSY QCD
  • 11. More Seiberg Duality
  • 12. Dynamical SUSY breaking
  • 13. The Seiberg-Witten Theory
  • 14. Superconformal Field Theories
  • 15. Supergravity
  • 16. Anomaly and Guagino Mediation
  • 17. Introduction to the Ads/CFT Correspondence
  • A. Spinors and Pauli Matrices
  • B. Group Theory

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書名 Modern supersymmetry : dynamics and duality
著作者等 Terning John
シリーズ名 Oxford science publications
The international series of monographs on physics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2009, c2006
ページ数 xiii, 324 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780198567639
9780199559510
NCID BA88520803
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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