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Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology
supersymmetry breaking, including the concepts and results of dynamical breaking. On the astrophysics/cosmology side, the book includes discussions of supersymmetric dark matter candidates, inflation, dark energy, and the cosmological constant problem. Some very basic knowledge of quantum field theory
is needed and extensive appendices (in particular an introduction to the Standard Model of fundamental interactions) allow the reader to refresh and complete their notions. - ;Binetruy provides an excellent bullet point summary of the problems that supersymmetry could solve. - Mathematical Reviews, 2007;Binetruy has worked successfully at making his book pedagogically useful. He provides a roadmap of three paths through the book: one for researchers who want a theoretical introduction, a second for high-energy experimentalists, and the third for astrophysicists and cosmologists. The author often includes extra steps in derivations, which are helpful to a beginner or a reader coming from another field. He also provides useful hints to solving the exercises and includes a
self-contained summary of basic notions of quantum field theory. His presentation of the general form of the supersymmetry soft-breaking Lagrangian is very pedagogical and physical. His 55 pages on string theory provide a good physical picture of compactifying to four dimensions and of phenomenological
aspects of superstring theory. - Physics Today;...the book [is] a treasure trove of information for teaching staff and students. - Prof. Peter Zerwas, Physik Journal
533 pages; ISBN 9780191523250