Pran Nath
Pran Nath, Matthews Distinguished University Professor

“Since there has been so much progress of a transformational nature in particle physics over the past four decades, it was timely to write a book on these developments,” explains Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Physics Pran Nath.

Nath’s newest book, “Supersymmetry, Supergravity, and Unification,” has been published by the Cambridge University Press.

The description on Amazon.com reads, in part, “This unique book gives a modern account of particle physics and gravity based on supersymmetry and supergravity, two of the most significant developments in theoretical physics since general relativity. The book begins with a brief overview of the history of unification and then goes into a detailed exposition of both fundamental and phenomenological topics.”

Professor Nath is co-author of the “first supergravity” theory with Arnowitt [Phys. Lett.B56, 177 (1975)] and with Arnowitt and Zumino [B56, 81, 1975]. He is co-author of the invention of mSUGRA model with Chamseddine and Arnowitt [Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 970 (1982)]. mSUGRA is currently a leading candidate for discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. His other contributions include proposal of the trileptonic signal for discovery of supersymmetry (Mod. Phys. Lett. A2, (1987) 331), the first computation of supersymmetric contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (Z. Phys. C26, 407 (1984)), discovery of a new branch (the hyperbolic branch) of radiative breaking of the electroweak symmetry (Phys. Rev. D58, 096004 (1998)), suppression of CP violation effects and the cancellation mechanism in supersymmetry (Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2565 (1991); Phys. Rev. D58, 111301 (1998)), the first precision analyses of sparticle spectrum and of the relic density (Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 725 (1992), Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3696 (1993)), and the first complete analysis of proton decay in SUGRA models (Phys. Rev. D32, 2348 (1985)).