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Grand Unified Theories: SU(5), SO(10) and supersymmetric SU(5)

Thorén, Johan LU (2012) FYSK01 20121
Department 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 Super-Kamiokande, 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 Super-Kamiokande, 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
organization
course
FYSK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Standard Model, Grand Unified Theory, GUT, Supersymmetry, SUSY, SU(5), SO(10), proton decay, Super-Kamiokande, Hyperkamiokande, LENA, GLACIER
language
English
id
2862133
date added to LUP
2012-08-14 13:41:40
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2012-11-12 22:29:18
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  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 Super-Kamiokande, 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.},
  author       = {Thorén, Johan},
  keyword      = {Standard Model,Grand Unified Theory,GUT,Supersymmetry,SUSY,SU(5),SO(10),proton decay,Super-Kamiokande,Hyperkamiokande,LENA,GLACIER},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Grand Unified Theories: SU(5), SO(10) and supersymmetric SU(5)},
  year         = {2012},
}