Supersymmetry (SUSY) is one of the most important ideas ever conceived in particle physics. It is a symmetry that relates known elementary particles of a certain spin to as yet undiscovered particles that differ by half a unit of that spin (known as Superparticles). Supersymmetric models now stand as the most promising candidates for a unified theory beyond the Standard Model (SM).
SUSY is an elegant and simple theory, but its existence lacks direct proof. Instead of dismissing supersymmetry altogether, Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality: from Theory to Experiment suggests that SUSY may exist in more complex and subtle manifestation than the minimal model.
The book explores in detail non-minimal SUSY models, in a bottom-up approach that interconnects experimental phenomena in the fermionic and bosonic sectors. The book considers with equal emphasis the Higgs and Superparticle sectors, and explains both collider and non-collider experiments. Uniquely, the book explores charge/parity and lepton flavour violation.
Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality: from Theory to Experiment provides an introduction to well-motivated examples of such non-minimal SUSY models, including the ingredients for generating neutrino masses and/or relaxing the tension with the heavily constraining Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data. Examples of these scenarios are explored in depth, in particular the discussions on Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric SM (NMSSM) and B-L Supersymmetric SM (BLSSM).
"This textbook gives a unique and modern view of phenomenological applications of supersymmetric models beyond the minimal model. The book is very well divided into three equally sized parts: first, a good introduction into Supersymmetry (SUSY) and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM); second, a detailed discussion of collider phenomenology and phenomenology beyond colliders; third, extensions beyond the minimal model and new theoretical ideas. The introductory parts of the book are quite standard and can be skipped by the advanced reader"
- Wolfgang G. Hollik in Zentralblatt MATH 1384
Introduction to Supersymmetry
Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM)MSSM Mass Spectrum and Interactions
Higgs Bosons in the MSSM
Search for Supersymmetric Particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
SUSY Higgs Prospects at the LHC
Supersymmetric Dark Matter
CP violation in Supersymmetric Models
SUSY CP violation in K-mesons
SUSY CP Violation in B-mesons
Neutrino Masses in Supersymmetric Models and Seesaw Mechanisms
Minimal Gauge Extensions of the MSSM
Gravity Mediation SUSY Breaking
Gauge Mediation SUSY Breaking
SUSY breaking in String Theory
Two-dimensional component Spinor
Renormalization Group Equations In Complete Matrix Form
Chargino contributions in MIA
QCD Factorization Cofficients