Literature about Supersymmetry

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On this page we keep a list of literature on supersymmetry that is suited for Bachelor, Master and PhD students starting to work on this field of physics.


Introductory Literature on Supersymmetry

Beginner's Level

Aitchison's Book

  • Ian Aitchison: Supersymmetry in Particle Physics: An Elementary Introduction
  • This book is not very comprehensive but succeeds not only to explain the phenomenology but also some basics of the mathematics of Supersymmetry in a way that it is more or less easy to access.
  • Also available as a (probably) older version on arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0505105

Einführung Supersymmetry

  • Katharina Müller: Einführung Supersymmetrie
  • Einfacher und übersichtlicher Einstieg in die Supersymmetrie. Motivation für SUSY, das Teilchenspektrum und Feynmanregeln des MSSM und Zerfallskanäle, die für den Nachweis von SUSY-Teilchen wichtig sind, werden besprochen.

Supersymmetry and LHC

Lectures on SUSY

Intermediate

A Primer on Supersymmetry

  • Stephen P. Martin: A Supersymmetry Primer
  • Often given to students as an introductory paper to read about Supersymmetry it's certainly not one of easiest to digest, but it is kept up-to-date and a good source to quickly look up information on Supersymmetry basics.
  • arXiv:hep-ph/9709356

Baer and Tata's Book

  • Howard Baer, Xerxes Tata: Weak Scale Supersymmetry
  • This book is very complete at a basic level. It includes an extensive and precise construction of supersymmetric relativistc quantum field theories.

SUSY Benchmark Models

  • S. S. AbdusSalam et al.: Benchmark Models, Planes, Lines and Points for Future SUSY Searches at the LHC
  • This is a short overview of common benchmark models used to study Supersymmetry at the LHC. Of course, as exclusion limits extend some models become less relevant, but the paper is still a useful reference to understand the commonly used acronyms like mSUGRA, CMSSM, GMSB, NUHM etc.
  • arxiv:1109.3859


Advanced Level

Binétruy's Book

  • Pierre Binétruy: Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology
    • covers a broad range and goes beyond what is covered in beginner's courses on Supersymmetry

Experimental Results on Supersymmetry


Results of SUSY Searches in Run-1 of the LHC

  • I.-A. Melzer-Pellmann, P. Pralavorio: Lessons for SUSY from the LHC after the first run
    • An overview of results of SUSY searches during the first run of the LHC (2010-2012) conducted by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations. There are many papers about what are messages to learn from the first LHC results on SUSY, but this paper also features a general introduction to the basic concepts of searches for SUSY at LHC (experimental challenges, naturalness, etc.).
    • arxiv:1404.7191, also contained in a special issue of EPJC, Supersymmetry after the Higgs discovery, with several review articles on SUSY

See also