Grand Unified Theories: SU(5), SO(10) and supersymmetric SU(5)
(2012) FYSK01 20121Department of Physics
Particle Physics
 Abstract
 A brief summary of the Standard Model of particle physics is presented with some of its problems listed. After this some necessary concepts and mathematics are introduced. Then the simplest Grand Unified Theory, the minimal SU(5) will be presented in some depth, with its predictions stated, the reasons it fails to describe reality given and an extension of the Higgs sector making it viable is presented. Then a more complex unification group, the SO(10) group, and an extension of SU(5) by adding Supersymmetry are discussed. Lastly the current experiment probing nucleon decay, the SuperKamiokande, is described as well as some of the proposed experiments that are to detect proton decays. These experimental limits on the proton lifetime are... (More)
 A brief summary of the Standard Model of particle physics is presented with some of its problems listed. After this some necessary concepts and mathematics are introduced. Then the simplest Grand Unified Theory, the minimal SU(5) will be presented in some depth, with its predictions stated, the reasons it fails to describe reality given and an extension of the Higgs sector making it viable is presented. Then a more complex unification group, the SO(10) group, and an extension of SU(5) by adding Supersymmetry are discussed. Lastly the current experiment probing nucleon decay, the SuperKamiokande, is described as well as some of the proposed experiments that are to detect proton decays. These experimental limits on the proton lifetime are compared to the predictions in the summary. (Less)
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 author
 Thorén, Johan ^{LU}
 supervisor

 Else Lytken ^{LU}
 organization
 course
 FYSK01 20121
 year
 2012
 type
 M2  Bachelor Degree
 subject
 keywords
 Standard Model, Grand Unified Theory, GUT, Supersymmetry, SUSY, SU(5), SO(10), proton decay, SuperKamiokande, Hyperkamiokande, LENA, GLACIER
 language
 English
 id
 2862133
 date added to LUP
 20120814 13:41:40
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