I'm starting to get a little desperate, because I can't find any introductory treatments of Grand Unified Theories (GUT). So far the only books I found are

  • Mohapatra Unification and Supersymmetry
  • Ross Grand Unified Theories

which both were okay but left me with lots of open questions.

Any suggestions would be awesome!


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  • $\begingroup$ Define "good". Could you explain what you felt lacking in the two books? The more specific you are, the (hopefully) better the suggestions might be. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Apr 18 '15 at 23:09
  • $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos okay maybe I should delete the word "good" from the question as this is really a matter of taste. I'm really just looking for introductory treatments that explain the main lines of thoughts $\endgroup$ – Tim Apr 19 '15 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ Usually the CERN schools do a good job of introduction to subjects. I have not read it, but here cds.cern.ch/record/169005/files/CERN-86-03-V-2.pdf is a lecture on GUTs that might help. You might find the yellow report in a library $\endgroup$ – anna v Apr 20 '15 at 8:43

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