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Particle Extra dimensions reference

  1. Mar 1, 2016 #1
    Hello all

    I hope you can help me with this query. I would like to find an introductory text in extra dimensions. I am taking a course in BSM and I have been referred to: C. Csaki, TASI lectures on extra dimensions and branes, hep-ph/0404096, but I was hoping to find something more introductory.
    The material I'm hoping to find (what was covered in the lectures) is:
    • KK-reduction (scalar field)
    • Compactification on an interval (orbifold S1/Z2)
    • Interactions (briefly. How does the phi fourth and phi cube couplings look like in 4D)
    • Gauge fields (how you can get a scalar from a gauge field)
    • Fermions in 5D (how to get a chiral theory in 4D).
    • Large extra dimensions
    I specially have trouble assimilating the orbifold concept and the gauge fields parts. Do you know any text I can use to backup my notes?

    Thank you for your attention.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2016 #2
    A lot of the information on KK-reduction can be gathered from Chris Pope's lecture notes. http://people.physics.tamu.edu/pope/ihplec.pdf

    He explicitly performs a dimensional reduction from D=11 sugra to D=10 over a circle.
    Next he also looks at reductions on an n-torus which shows the cascading effect of extra fields showing up.

    He doesn't treat orbifolds, interactions (which is quite disconnected in this list as they are toy-models in regular QFT).
    Same for fermions in 5D and large extra dimensions.

    For a lot of the latter material I'm unaware of detailed, pedagogical resources.
    Fermions in 5D should be doable by yourself, I enjoyed the approach in the book by Freedman and van Proeyen which really builds up towards sugra.
    In chapter 5 (maybe 6) they look at Rarita-Schwinger fields in great detail before looking at dimensional reduction of all ingredients introduced before.
  4. Mar 7, 2016 #3
    Thank you, I will take a look at it!
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