Discovery Beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics

  • James D.¬†Wells

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

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About this book


The goal of this essay is to discuss the future of discovery in particle physics. Its primary motivation is the 2019 European Strategy update, which aims to determine the future experimental and theoretical priorities for particle physics. A key question is to understand what the standard theory (Standard Model) of particle physics really is, which the author argues has been a foggy notion for several decades which he clarifies. It then is to decide what motivated beyond the Standard Model theories are to be targeted by experiment. This book brightly exposes these theories, and puts current particle physics research into its historical context and points the way toward future work.


Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model Higgs couplings Neutrino masses Naturalness Supersymmetry Neutrino hierarchy

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  • James D.¬†Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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