Supersymmetry and string theory : beyond the standard model [E-Book] / Michael Dine.
Dine, Michael, (author)
Second edition.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015
1 online resource (xxi, 482 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Before the standard model
  • The standard model
  • Phenomenology of the standard model
  • The standard model as an effective field theory
  • Anomalies, instantons and the strong CP problem
  • Grand unification
  • Magnetic monopoles and solitons
  • Technicolor: a first attempt to explain hierarchies
  • Supersymmetry
  • A first look at supersymmetry breaking
  • The minimal supersymmetric standard model
  • Supersymmetric grand unification
  • Supersymmetric dynamics
  • Dynamical supersymmetry breaking
  • Theories with more than four conserved supercharges
  • More supersymmetric dynamics
  • An introduction to general relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Astroparticle physics and inflation
  • String theory
  • The bosonic string
  • The superstring
  • The heterotic string
  • Effective actions in ten dimensions
  • Compactification of string theory I: Tri and orbifolds
  • Compactification of string theory II: Calabi-Yau compactifications
  • Dynamics of string theory at weak coupling
  • Beyond weak coupling: non-perturbative string theory
  • Large and warped extra dimensions
  • The landscape: a challenge to the naturalness principle
  • Coda: where are we headed?.