HEP Reviews
SPIRES' Guide to the Review Literature in HEP
We are often asked, how do I find a review of a certain topic in
highenergy physics? In this guide, we index by topic the review papers that
have a significant number of citations in the SPIRESHEP database. These
papers include all of those with at least 100 citations by June 2004,
but other papers are added as well. We update this listing annually.
Each paper appears in the one subject category that we find most
appropriate. A general review of supersymmetry in particle physics might
appear either in category Ie1 or IIIc1, depending on its orientation.
It is possible to search more generally for review papers in SPIRESHEP by
using the search term `scl r'. For example,
find a wilczek and scl r finds all review papers written by
Frank Wilczek.
Please note that the selection of papers by citation count brings in many
older references, some of which are classics but others of which may be out of
date. We do not necessarily recommend the papers found with this tool, but we
feel it is useful to bring them to your attention.
On the other hand, if there is an exceptionally useful review paper that is
not included in this listing, please let us know. For example, many sets of
summer school lecture notes are indispensible to students but are not often
cited. (Also, before the creation of the eprint archive, SPIRES did not track
the citations of lecture notes.) Please write to us at
spires@slac.stanford.edu to
nominate papers that should appear in this listing. No selfnominations,
please.
This list is compiled and classified by Michael Peskin and Travis
Brooks, SLAC.
The general headings are as follows:
 I. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
 Mathematics for Physics Applications, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field
Theory, Gravity, Supersymmetry and Supergravity, String Theory, Condensed
Matter Physics.
 II. Elementary Particle Physics  Standard Model
 General Aspects of Elementary Particles, Quantum Electrodynamics,
Strong Interactions, Weak Interactions, CP Violation and FlavorChanging
Weak Interactions, Neutrino Masses and Mixings.
 III. Elementary Particle Physics  Beyond the Standard Model
 Higgs Boson Physics, Technicolor and Composite Higgs, Supersymmetry,
Models with Extra Space Dimensions, Exotic Particles, Grand Unification,
Experiments in Physics Beyond the Standard Model.
 IV. AstroParticle Physics
 General Relativity and Gravity, Normal and Exotic Stars, Energetic
Cosmic Phenomena Dark Matter and LargeScale Structure, Early Universe,
Inflation, The Cosmological Constant Problem.
 V. Nuclear and HighDensity Strong
Interactions
 Nuclear Structure and Reactions, QCD in Nuclear Physics, QCD at High
Temperature and Density, HeavyIon Reactions.
 VI. Accelerator Physics
 General Aspects of Accelerator Physics, Linear Accelerators,
Synchrotrons, Linear e+e Colliders, Instrumentation and Control of
Particle Accelerators .
 I. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics [Top
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Ia. Mathematics for Physics Applications

Ia1. Functional Analysis

Ia2. Group Theory

Ia3. Differential Geometry and Tensors

Ia4. Algebraic Geometry and Topology

Ia4. Statistical and Random Dynamics

Ib. Quantum Mechanics

Ib1. General Quantum Theory

Ib2. Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Ib3. Scattering Theory

Ib4. Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics

Ic. Quantum Field Theory

Ic1. Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

Ic2. Gauge Invariance

Ic3. Feynman Diagram Calculation

Ic4. Spontaneously Broken Symmetry

Ic5. Solitons and Instantons

Ic6. Lattice Quantum Field Theory

Ic7. Renormalization and Renormalization Group

Ic8. ScaleInvariant Field Theories

Ic9. Integrable and Exactly Solvable Field Theories

Ic10. Quantum Field Theory and Topology

Id. Gravity

Id1. Formalism of General Relativity

Id2. Black Holes

Id3. Gravitational Waves

Id4. Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space

Id5. Quantization of Gravity

Id6. Nonperturbative Quantum Gravity

Ie. Supersymmetry and Supergravity

Ie1. Basics of Supersymmetry

Ie2. Extended and HigherDimensional Supersymetry

Ie3. Lowdimensional and Conformal Supersymmetry

Ie4. Nonperturbative Aspects of Supersymmetric Theories

Ie5. Supergravity

Ie6. Extended and HigherDimensional Supergravity

Ie7. Exact Solutions of Supergravities

If. String Theory

If1. WeakCoupling and Perturbative String Theory

If2. Compactifications and Geometry in String Theory

If3. MTheory and Dualities

If4. Branes

If5. Matrix Theory and other Nonperturbative Approaches

If6. AdS/CFT correspondence

If7. String Theory and Quantum Gravity

Ig. Condensed Matter Physics

Ig1. Solid State Physics

Ig2. ManyParticle and Thermal Quantum Field Theory

Ig3. Exotic States of Matter

Ig4. Phase Transitions
 II. Elementary Particle Physics  Standard Model [Top
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IIa. General Aspects of Elementary Particles

IIb. Elementary Particle Detectors

IIb1. Tracking

IIb2. Calorimetry

IIb3. Vertex Detectors

IIb4. Particle ID

IIb5. Descriptions of Major Detector Facilities

IIc. Quantum Electrodynamics

IIc1. (g2) and other Precision Measurements

IIc2. QED in Atoms

IIc3. QED at High Energy

IId. Strong Interactions

IId1. Hadron Spectroscopy

IId2. LowEnergy Hadron Reactions

IId3. Multiple Hadron Production and HighEnergy Hadron Reactions

IId4. Chiral Symmetry and Pion Dynamics

IId5. Perturbative QCD  Basic Theory

IId6. Structure functions

IId7. QCD in e+ e experiments

IId8. QCD in hadron experiments

IId9. Perturbative QCD  Precision Tests

IId10. Perturbative QCD  Resummations, Small x, Exclusive Processes

IId11. Nonperturbative QCD

IId12. HeavyQuark Systems

IId13. Lattice QCD

IIe. Weak Interactions

IIe1. Weak Interactions at Low Energy  Neutrino Reactions, Atomic
Parity Violation, etc.

IIe2. Weak Interactions at Hadron Colliders

IIe3. Weak Interations at e+e Colliders and at the Z

IIe4. Precision Electroweak Theory and Global Fits

IIe5. W and Z Interactions at Very High Energy

IIe6. Tau Lepton Physics

IIe7. Top Quark Physics

IIf. CP Violation and FlavorChanging Weak Interactions

IIf1. Theory of Hadronic Weak Decays

IIf2. Weak interactions with K Mesons and Other Light Hadrons

IIf3. Weak interactions in HeavyQuark Systems

IIf4. Lepton Flavor and CP Violation

IIf5. Models of Quark Masses and Mixings and CP Violation

IIg. Neutrino Masses and Mixings

IIg1. Overview of Neutrino Masses and Mixings

IIg2. Solar Neutrinos

IIg3. Atmospheric Neutrinos

IIg4. CP Violation in the Neutrino Sector
 III. Elementary Particle Physics  Beyond the Standard
Model [Top of page]

IIIa. Higgs Boson Physics

IIIa1. Properties of the Higgs Boson

IIIa2. Searches for the Higgs Boson

IIIa3. Models with Multiple Higgs Bosons

IIIb. Technicolor and Composite Higgs

IIIb1. Dynamical Breaking of the Weak Interaction Symmetry

IIIb2. Phenomenology of Technicolor

IIIb3. Other Models with a StrongCoupled Higgs Sector

IIIc. Supersymmetry

IIIc1. Basic Supersymmetry Phenomenology

IIIc2. Properties of Supersymmetric Particles

IIIc3. Searches for Supersymmetric Particles

IIIc4. Higgs Sector of Supersymmetry

IIIc5. Models of Supersymmetry Breaking

IIIc6. Supersymmetry with Rparity Violation

IIIc7. Flavor Violation from Supersymmetry

IIId. Models with Extra Space Dimensions

IIId1. General Phenomenology of Extra Dimensions

IIId2. Experimental Searches for Extra Dimensions

IIId3. Models of the Cosmological Constant

IIId4. Phenomenology of Gravity and Strings in Particle Physics

IIIe. Exotic Particles

IIIe1. Extended Gauge Sector

IIIe2. Exotic Fermions and Bosons

IIIf. Grand Unification

IIIf1. General Reviews of Grand Unification

IIIf2. Models of Grand and Higher Unification

IIIf3. String Theory ModelBuilding

IIIg. Experiments in Physics Beyond the Standard Model

IIIg1. Experiments at Hadron Colliders

IIIg2. Experiments at Lepton Colliders

IIIg3. Other Experimental Initiatives
 IV. AstroParticle Physics [Top of
page]

IVa. General Relativity and Gravity

IVa1. Structure and Solutions of General Relativity

IVa2. Tests of General Relativity

IVa3. Exotic Theories of Gravitation

IVa4. Properties of Black Holes

IVa5. Quantum Theory of Gravity

IVa6. Time Variation of Fundamental Constants

IVb. Normal and Exotic Stars

IVb1. Stellar and Galactic Structure

IVb2. Supernovae

IVb3. Phenomenological Aspects of Black Holes

IVc. Energetic Cosmic Phenomena

IVc1. Cosmic Rays

IVc2. Active Galactic Nuclei

IVc3. GammaRay Sources

IVc4. Neutrino Astronomy

IVd. Dark Matter and LargeScale Structure

IVd1. Phenomenology of Cosmic LargeScale Structure

IVd2. Cosmic Microwave Background

IVd3. Measurement of Cosmological Parameters

IVd4. Supersymmetry and Cosmology

IVd5. Axions and Cosmology

IVd6. Searches for Dark Matter Particles

IVd7. Dark Energy and Quintessence

IVe. Early Universe

IVe1. Nucleosynthesis

IVe2. Baryogenesis

IVe3. Cosmic Strings and Other Objects

IVf. Inflation

IVf1. General Reviews of Inflationary Cosmology

IVf2. Models of Inflation

IVg. The Cosmological Constant Problem

IVg1. General Reviews of the Cosmological Constant Problems

IVg2. Models of the Cosmological Constant (or of its Absence)
 V. Nuclear and HighDensity Strong Interactions [Top
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Va. Nuclear Structure and Reactions

Va1. Nuclear Structure

Va2. Nuclear matter

Va3. Nuclear Reactions

Va4. Parity Violation and Weak Interactions in Nuclei

Vb. QCD in Nuclear Physics

Vb1. QCD Descriptions of the Nuclear Force

Vb2. Exclusive QCD Reactions in Nuclei, Color Transparency

Vc. QCD at High Temperature and Density

Vc1. Computation of the Properties of QCD at High Temperature and
Density

Vc2. Symmetry and SymmetryBreaking in QCD at High Density

Vc3. Lattice Gauge Theory Studies of QCD Phase Transitions

Vc4. Strange Matter

Vd. HeavyIon Reactions

Vd1. Phenomenology of HeavyIon Reactions

Vd2. Signatures of QuarkHadron Phase Transitions
 VI. Accelerator Physics [Top of page]

VIa. General Aspects of Accelerator Physics

VIa1. Classical Mechanics for Accelerator Physics

VIa2. Beam Transport Systems

VIa3. Polarized Sources and Targets

VIb. Linear Accelerators

VIb1. General Aspects of Linear Accelerators

VIb2. FreeElectron Lasers

VIb3. Advanced Acceleration Concepts

VIc. Synchrotrons

VIc1. Accelerator Physics of Synchrotrons

VIc2. Hadron Colliders

VIc3. Electron Colliders

VIc4. Muon Colliders

VIc5. Polarized Beams in Synchrotrons

VId. Linear e+e Colliders

VId1. Design of Linear Colliders

VId2. InteractionRegion Physics of Linear Colliders

VIe. Instrumentation and Control of Particle Accelerators

VIe1. Magnet Design

VIe2. Beam Monitoring and Feedback

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