Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality: From Theory to Experiment

Shaaban Khalil, Stefano Moretti

December 15, 2017 Forthcoming by CRC Press
Reference - 400 Pages - 115 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498756730 - CAT# K27544

USD$149.95

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Features

  • Ideal as a reference tool for graduate students and active researchers, in addition to those currently studying introductory and advanced courses on supersymmetry
  • Entirely up-to-date, in both its theoretical and experimental content
  • Includes the latest results obtained from data analyses at the 13 TeV energy stage of the LHC

Summary

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).