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High Energy Book on N=4 SYM

  1. May 19, 2015 #1
    I'm looking to start learning N=4 SYM. I know QFT at the level of the first two sections of Peskin and Schroeder, up the the renormalization group stuff. I don't know any Yang Mills or Supersymmetry. What is the best place to begin? Looking for books or arxiv notes.

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  3. May 24, 2015 #2
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  4. May 25, 2015 #3


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    Search the ArXiv or Inspire for AdS/CFT. You'll get a lot of references for the application to heavy-ion physics. As an introduction, have a look at this one by Maldacena:

  5. May 25, 2015 #4


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    You should learn Yang-Mills thoroughly before delving into SUSY. Basically any standard QFT text will do the trick. You should know things like ghosts/Fadeev-Popov quantization, BRST/gauge fixing, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Higgs mechanism etc. before trying to learn SUSY if you want to learn the latter properly and comfortably. As for SUSY itself, the classic reference is: http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ph/9709356v6.pdf
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