Perspectives on Higgs Physics II / Edition 2

Perspectives on Higgs Physics II / Edition 2

by G. L. Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 981023127X

ISBN-13: 9789810231279

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

The Standard Model of particle physics is extremely successful in describing nature. It is, however, incomplete in one major way: the masses of gauge bosons and fermions enter the Standard Model through the Higgs mechanism. That is completely satisfactory technically, but it is not understood physically. We do not yet know what nature really does to give mass to…  See more details below

Overview

The Standard Model of particle physics is extremely successful in describing nature. It is, however, incomplete in one major way: the masses of gauge bosons and fermions enter the Standard Model through the Higgs mechanism. That is completely satisfactory technically, but it is not understood physically. We do not yet know what nature really does to give mass to particles. Understanding Higgs physics is necessary in order to complete the Standard Model, and to learn how to extend it and improve its foundations.This book is a collection of current work and thinking about these questions by active workers. It speculates about what form the answers will take, as well as updates and extends previous books and reviews. Some chapters emphasize theoretical questions, some focus on connections with other areas of physics, and some discuss how we can get data to uncover nature's solution. This second edition adds information and insights from the last five years, including the recent indirect but statistically significant evidence for the existence of a Higgs boson from precision measurements. It contains contributions from Blondel, Quiros, Haber, Pokorski, Dawson, Janot, Mrenna, Gunion, Ibanez, Ross, Bigi, Carena, Wagner, Georgi, Chanowitz, Yuan, Hill, and others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810231279
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
1What Can Precision Electroweak Data Tell Us About Electroweak Symmetry Breaking?1
2Higgs Boson Masses and Couplings in the Minimal Supersymmetric Model23
3The Standard Model Intermediate Mass Higgs Boson68
4Searching for Higgs Bosons at LEP 1 and LEP 2104
5Discovering a Light Mass Higgs Boson at the Tevatron Collider131
6Constraints on the Higgs Boson Properties from the Effective Potential148
7What Is the Mass of the Lightest Supersymmetric Higgs Boson?181
8Electroweak Breaking in Supersymmetric Models208
9Detecting and Studying Higgs Bosons255
10Electroweak Baryogenesis and Higgs Physics320
11Addressing the Mysterious with the Obscure - CP Violation via Higgs Dynamics359
12Why I Would Be Very Sad If a Higgs Boson Were Discovered383
13Topcolor Assisted Technicolor389
14Proposals for Studying TeV [actual symbol not reproducible] Interactions Experimentally407
15Strong WW Scattering at the SSC and LHC428

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