A Supersymmetry Primer

This is the home page for "A Supersymmetry Primer", hep-ph/9709356, by Stephen P. Martin.

picture The latest version, v7 (January 2016) is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/9709356. It is 160 pages long in 11pt type.

If you prefer a 12pt type version, better for 2-per-page printing and for weaker eyes, but weighing in at 179 pages, you can download the pdf file here. It is identical to the default arXiv version except for the font size and pagination.

The source files, including the .eps figures, are available here. Most of the figures are done directly in LaTeX with axodraw.sty, so if you don't see the .eps file for a particular figure, you can find the axodraw code within the LaTeX file.

Version 7 (January 2016) contains many updates and improvements, reflecting the Higgs boson discovery and some theoretical developments, including a section on augmenting the MSSM with extra chiral superfields in vectorlike representions of the gauge group.

Version 6 (September 2011) contained a big new chapter on superspace and superfields.

Versions 5 and earlier are hopelessly obsolete, but corrections for them are still available below.

Corrections for version 7: none yet.

Corrections for version 6 are available here. (Last updated January 26, 2016.)

Corrections for version 5 are available here. (Last updated June 4, 2014.)

Corrections for version 4 are available here. (Last updated June 4, 2014.)

Corrections for version 3 are available here. (Last updated April 26, 2012.)

Corrections for version 2 are available here. (Last updated April 26, 2012.)

Corrections for version 1 are available here. (Last updated April 26, 2012.)

Further corrections, as well as comments and suggestions, are always welcome. Please send them to me at spmartin@niu.edu.

This work is supported in part by National Science Foundation Grants PHY-9970691, PHY-0140129, PHY-0456635, PHY-0757325, PHY-1068369, and PHY-1417028.