Gauge Theories

My graduate textbook, Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions, has had a continuing life as an Advanced Book Classic from the Perseus Books Group. First published in 1983, Gauge Theories evolved from my one-quarter or one-semester courses on gauge theories and particle physics. It deals with the logic and structure of local gauge symmetries and gauge theories, from quantum electrodynamics through unified theories of the interactions among leptons and quarks. Many explicit calculations provide the reader with practice in computing the consequences of these theories and offer a perspective on key experimental investigations. Many people have also found it useful as a reference book or for self-study. Amazon offers a look inside the first edition of Gauge Theories.

Princeton University Press is preparing a new edition of Gauge Theories. I will post the publication date when it is established. You may see the Table of Contents of the new edition.

Until the new edition appears, the "The Standard Model (Electroweak Theory)," transparencies from my six lectures at the 2002 European School of High-Energy Physics, Pylos, Greece; and "Beyond the Standard Model," slides and animations from the 2003 Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics, San Miguel Regla (Hidalgo), Mexico; "Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and the Higgs Sector," lecture notes from the XXVII International Meeting on Fundamental Physics, Sierra Nevada (Granada), Spain, published in Acta Physica Polonica B30, 2145 (1999); "The Electroweak Theory," lecture notes from TASI 2000, Boulder; and my 2006 Maria Laach lectures on "The Standard Model."

My status report on unanswered questions in the electroweak theory has been published in the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science.