This is the first book to discuss the search for new physics in charged leptons, neutrons, and quarks in one coherent volume. The area of indirect searches for new physics is highly topical; though no new physics particles have yet been observed directly at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the methods described in this book will provide researchers with the necessary tools to keep searching for new physics.
It describes the lines of research that attempt to identify quantum effects of new physics particles in low-energy experiments, in addition to detailing the mathematical basis and theoretical and phenomenological methods involved in the searches, whilst making a clear distinction between model-dependent and model-independent methods employed to make predictions.
This book will be a valuable guide for graduate students and early-career researchers in particle and high energy physics who wish to learn about the techniques used in modern predictions of new physics effects at low energies, whilst also serving as a reference for researchers at other levels.
- Takes an accessible, pedagogical approach suitable for graduate students and those seeking an overview of this new and fast-growing field
- Illustrates common theoretical trends seen in different subfields of particle physics
- Valuable both for researchers in the phenomenology of elementary particles and for experimentalists
Alexey A. Petrov is a Professor and a C.H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University (WSU). He has been on the faculty since joining WSU in 2001 after postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997. He is an expert in flavor physics, focusing on studies of properties of heavy quarks and leptons.
His main research interests include applications of effective field theory techniques to problems in particle physics. He authored numerous research papers and reviews, co-authored a textbook ``Effective Field Theories", and edited several conference proceedings. His research efforts have been continuously funded by U.S. Department of Energy.
Petrov is a Fellow of American Physical Society. His research has been recognized by the National Science Foundation CAREER award, and by several other research awards. He was elected to WSU Academy of Scholars in 2018, serving as its President in 2020-21.
He is also an author of a blog ``Symmetry factor", where he discusses latest news in high energy physics as well as their sociological implications, and a contributor to popular science outlets, including The Conversation.