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 high-energy physics? In this guide, we index by topic the review papers that have a significant number of citations in the SPIRES-HEP 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 SPIRES-HEP 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of papers by citation count brings in many older references, some of which are classics but others of which may be out of date.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 self-nominations, 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 Flavor-Changing 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. Astro-Particle Physics
General Relativity and Gravity, Normal and Exotic Stars, Energetic Cosmic Phenomena Dark Matter and Large-Scale Structure, Early Universe, Inflation, The Cosmological Constant Problem.
V. Nuclear and High-Density Strong Interactions
Nuclear Structure and Reactions, QCD in Nuclear Physics, QCD at High Temperature and Density, Heavy-Ion 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 of page]
    • 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. Scale-Invariant 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 Higher-Dimensional Supersymetry
      • Ie3. Low-dimensional and Conformal Supersymmetry
      • Ie4. Nonperturbative Aspects of Supersymmetric Theories
      • Ie5. Supergravity
      • Ie6. Extended and Higher-Dimensional Supergravity
      • Ie7. Exact Solutions of Supergravities
    • If. String Theory
      • If1. Weak-Coupling and Perturbative String Theory
      • If2. Compactifications and Geometry in String Theory
      • If3. M-Theory and Dualities
      • If4. Branes
      • If5. Matrix Theory and other Non-perturbative Approaches
      • If6. AdS/CFT correspondence
      • If7. String Theory and Quantum Gravity
    • Ig. Condensed Matter Physics
      • Ig1. Solid State Physics
      • Ig2. Many-Particle and Thermal Quantum Field Theory
      • Ig3. Exotic States of Matter
      • Ig4. Phase Transitions
  • II. Elementary Particle Physics - Standard Model [Top of page]
    • IIa. General Aspects of Elementary Particles
    • IIb. Elementary Particle Detectors
    • IIc. Quantum Electrodynamics
      • IIc1. (g-2) and other Precision Measurements
      • IIc2. QED in Atoms
      • IIc3. QED at High Energy
    • IId. Strong Interactions
      • IId1. Hadron Spectroscopy
      • IId2. Low-Energy Hadron Reactions
      • IId3. Multiple Hadron Production and High-Energy 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. Heavy-Quark 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 Flavor-Changing Weak Interactions
      • IIf1. Theory of Hadronic Weak Decays
      • IIf2. Weak interactions with K Mesons and Other Light Hadrons
      • IIf3. Weak interactions in Heavy-Quark 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 Strong-Coupled 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 R-parity 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 Model-Building
    • IIIg. Experiments in Physics Beyond the Standard Model
      • IIIg1. Experiments at Hadron Colliders
      • IIIg2. Experiments at Lepton Colliders
      • IIIg3. Other Experimental Initiatives
  • IV. Astro-Particle 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
    • IVd. Dark Matter and Large-Scale Structure
      • IVd1. Phenomenology of Cosmic Large-Scale 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 High-Density Strong Interactions [Top of page]
    • 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 Symmetry-Breaking in QCD at High Density
      • Vc3. Lattice Gauge Theory Studies of QCD Phase Transitions
      • Vc4. Strange Matter
    • Vd. Heavy-Ion Reactions
      • Vd1. Phenomenology of Heavy-Ion Reactions
      • Vd2. Signatures of Quark-Hadron 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. Free-Electron 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. Interaction-Region Physics of Linear Colliders
    • VIe. Instrumentation and Control of Particle Accelerators
      • VIe1. Magnet Design
      • VIe2. Beam Monitoring and Feedback

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