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 completelyMoreThe 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 natures 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.Contents: What Can Precision Electroweak Data Tell Us About Electroweak Symmetry Breaking? (A Blondel)Higgs Boson Masses and Couplings in the Minimal Supersymmetric Model (H H Haber)The Standard Model Intermediate Mass Higgs Boson (S Dawson)Searching for Higgs Bosons at LEP 1 and LEP 2 (P Janot)Discovering a Light Mass Higgs Boson at the Tevatron Collider (S Mrenna)Constraints on the Higgs Boson Properties from the Effective Potential (M Quiros)What Is the Mass of the Lightest Supersymmetric Higgs Boson?
(S Pokorski & P H Chankowski)Electroweak Breaking in Supersymmetric Models (L E Ibanez & G G Ross)Detecting and Studying Higgs Bosons (J F Gunion)Electroweak Baryogenesis and Higgs Physics (M Carena & C E M Wagner)Addressing the Mysterious with the Obscure - CP Violation via Higgs Dynamics (I Bigi et al.)Why I Would Be Very Sad If a Higgs Boson Were Discovered (H Georgi)Topcolor Assisted Technicolor (C T Hill)Proposals for Studying TeV WLWL → WLWL Interactions Experimentally (C-P Yuan)Strong WW Scattering at the SSC and LHC (M S Chanowitz)Readership: High energy physicists.