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Group theory and Gauge interactions
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IntroductorySymmetries and Particle Physics - very good lecture notes.What is a Lie group? - a good explanation by T.Smith.Field theory an Standard Model (!) (hep-ph/9812496), 69 pp, by Novikov, - among other things, the
principle of gauge interactions, Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields, and how they are
used in electroweak theory .Groups and principle of gauge - in a single page.Early History of Gauge Theories and Kaluza-Klein Theories, with a Glance at Recent Developments - (physics/9810524), 64pp., though contains some math, it still
remains readable for everyone.. | Advanced
topicsIntroduction to Lie Algebras - a scanned version of a short course on Lie groups important in
physics.The Gaugeless limit of Electroweak interactions - a lecture set by Bjorken; ps
files. |

Beyond the Standard Model - theory and
phenomenology
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IntroductoryBeyond the Standard Model path - a picturesque introduction by PDG.A part of EPP lectures: GUT and
proton decay and Composite
models and Supersymmetry .Introduction to Supersymmetry at the NLC - a very descriptive, understandable lecture set:
SM, its problems, idea of supersymmetry, R-parity, etc.GUT and baryon asymmetry - several pages, easy style.Search for Magnetic Monopoles and Search for Leptoquarks - written by D0 group at FNAL in plain english.ZEUS high-Q2 anomaly - a window into new physics or simply statistics playing
around? | Advanced
topicsBeyond the Standard Model (hep-ph/9705479), 94pp., by M.Peskin - a detailed introduction
intended for experimentalists.A supersymmetric Primer - (hep-ph/9709356), 102pp,. by S.Martin - pedagogical introduction
into supersymmetry.Basic canon in 4D, N=1 Superfield theory (hep-th/9808064), 109pp. - a rather rigorous and technical
introduction into 4D, N=1 supersymmetry; requires good QFT knowledge.Searching for low-energy supersymmetry (hep-ph/9801417), 60pp. and MSSM: Group summary
report (hep-ph/9901246), 111 pp. - thorough analysis of current status of
supersymmetric theories: different schemes, MSSM and beyond, phenomenology of
superpartners and higgs bosons, different signals of supersymmetry .Electroweak symmetry breaking and Higgs physics by Spira and Zerwas (hep-ph/9803257), 70pp. - a
wonderful review on Higgs boson physics, both SM and supersymmetric. Includes Higgs
mechanics, main properties, decays, production, experimental data etc. |

Superstrings, supergravity, M-theory
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IntroductorySuperstring theory -
basics. Very easy reading.Second superstring revolution - a deeper and more detailed introduction with the same level of
clarity.Superstrings! - very digestive online introduction.M theory (gr-qc/9812029) - recent review by Schwarz.Putting string duality to work - a structured interactive intro into supersrings.Cosmic strings - by Cambridge Cosmology group.Quantum Gravity and strings - from EPP lectures.String theory, Supersymmetry, Unification and All that - (hep-th/9803197), 21 pp. - a couple
of formulas and a very good text; covers also branes and perturbative
expantion.. | Advanced
topicsWhat's going on in string theories? - collection of lectures and hep-th reveiws.Introduction to String Theory - a brief online math-heavy course.Recent developments in String theory: from dualities to M-theory - (hep-th/9904033), 58pp., by
M.Haack et al., - a pedagogical introduction.. |