I have an idea of supersymmetry in quantum mechanics, can you suggest a book on "supersymmetry in quantum field theory", which has sufficient mathematical rigour like "Peskin and Schroeder"

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    $\begingroup$ Peskin and Schroeder is mathematically quite sloppy, far from sufficient rogor. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Arnold Neumair : Well I know that Peskin and Schroeder is not so mathematically rigorous, but I needed a book of that sort of mathematical rigour. $\endgroup$
    – Jaswin
    Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ FYI: Found these SUSY lectures by Matteo Bertolini online, which also links to other online SUSY lectures (although mathematical rigor seems not to be the primary objective here). $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic
    Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 13:29

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The Book by Wess & Bagger is in my opinion the best book on Supersymmetry. It is written in a style that is meant for application in QFT, meaning, it is not too abstract and has alot of exercises.

Most papers I have read are written using the notation of Wess & Bagger. This might be due to the fact that Wess (together with Zumino) is one of the first people to actually use SUSY in a 4D QFT context.



A review paper:

Stephen P. Martin - A Supersymmetry Primer

A nice overview of SUSY (still relevant):

Keith R. Dienes, Christopher Kolda - Twenty Open Questions in Supersymmetric Particle Physics

A book aimed at accessibility:

Labelle - Supersymmetry DeMYSTiFied


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