Literature about Supersymmetry
From Etp
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.
Contents
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/hepph/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 SUSYTeilchen wichtig sind, werden besprochen.
Supersymmetry and LHC
 A.V.Gladyshev, D.I.Kazakov: Supersymmetry and LHC
 arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/hepph/0606288
 Nice and comprehensive read for beginners.
Lectures on SUSY
 Lectures hold at CERN: http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=a063387
 (the first part of the first lecture should be understandable, but you could also have a look at the 2nd through 4th part; the CERN lectures are of interest in general)
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 uptodate and a good source to quickly look up information on Supersymmetry basics.
 arXiv:hepph/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 Run1 of the LHC
 I.A. MelzerPellmann, 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 (20102012) 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