By John Terning, Carlos E. M. Wagner, Dieter Zeppenfeld

This ebook includes write-ups of lectures from a summer time university for complex graduate scholars in common particle physics. within the first lecture, Scott Willenbrock offers an summary of the normal version of particle physics. this is often via studies of particular parts of ordinary version physics: precision electroweak research through James Wells, quantum chromodynamics and jets by means of George Sterman, and heavy quark potent box by way of Matthias Neubert. advancements in neutrino physics are mentioned via Andre de Gouvea and the idea in the back of the Higgs boson is addressed via Laura Reina. Collider phenomenology from either experimental and theoretical views are highlighted by means of Heidi Schellman and Tao Han. a short survey of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking is supplied via R. Sekhar Chivukula and Elizabeth H. Simmons. Martin Schmaltz covers the new proposals for "little" Higgs theories. Markus Luty describes what's had to make supersymmetric theories sensible by way of breaking supersymmetry. there's a complete sequence of lectures by means of Raman Sundrum, Graham Kribs, and Csaba Csaki on additional dimensions. eventually, Keith Olive completes the ebook with a assessment of astrophysics.

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1. Theoretical predictions for observables at one loop The computation of the Z and W masses is straightforward. The resulting theoretical prediction of mz and mw in terms of the lagrangian parameters and the one-loop self-energy corrections is (^z)th = ^+Uzz(m%) (28) 2 2 (^) th = i J - + Kww{mw) (29) We next compute the theory prediction for a. It sounds odd to use the words "theory prediction of a" since we often are sloppy in our wording (or thinking) and view a as just a coupling. In reality, it is an observable denned in the Thomson limit of the Compton scattering and probes the Coulomb potential at q2 —> 0: Introduction to Precision Electroweak Analysis 49 which is proportional to .

Willenbrock To make the approximate global symmetry manifest, take the limit that the hypercharge coupling vanishes, g' —> 0. The Higgs Lagrangian is still given by Eq. (51), but now the gauge-covariant derivative is given simply by D^=(dll + i£

For example, we will denote the measured Z boson mass observable as rhz- The observables that we are primarily interested in are a (from Thomson limit of 7* —> e + e~ scattering), Gp (from muon decay), rhz {Z boson mass), rhw (W boson mass), 1;+;- (leptonic partial width of the Z boson), and s^ff (effective sin 2 #y^). The value of Jgff is defined to be the all-orders rewriting of ALR(= Ae) as ALR _(l/2-sl sf-sja = (1/2 °eff )2+^ff' (1) 44 J. D. 086 MeV (7) At tree level we need only three lagrangian parameters to compute the six observables listed above.