Supersymmetry: Structure and Phenomena

Extensions of the Standard Model

  • Nir┬áPolonsky

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNPMGR, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 3-8
  3. Pages 27-40
  4. Pages 67-77
  5. Pages 99-105
  6. Pages 107-118
  7. Pages 121-127
  8. Pages 129-133
  9. Pages 147-151
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-169

About this book


The book is a fairly non-technical introduction to modern supersymmetry phenomenology, approaching the subject in new and unique ways. It is suitable both for theorists and experimentalists, and emphasizes an intuitive grasp of the subject. Theoretical and experimental motivations, and the status and prospects of low-energy supersymmetry are discussed. It is shown by explicit construction that the stabilization of any perturbative theory which contains fundamental scalar bosons naturally leads to the notion of supersymmetry. The minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model is then pedagogically defined and its experimental status is summarized. Renormalization of the models, including unificaiton, is discussed and the linkage between high and low energies is demonstrated, providing a potential probe of Planck-scale physics, such as unified theories. Besides a host of other phenomena, Higgs physics is discussed and the Higgs mass is shown to provide a crucial test of nearly all supersymmetric theories.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nir┬áPolonsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)CambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42442-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44642-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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