HEP Reviews

INSPIRE Guide to the Review Literature in HEP

(See also highly cited reviews in: astro-ph | gr-qc | hep-ex | hep-lat | hep-ph | hep-th | nucl-ex | nucl-th)

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 INSPIRE-HEP database. These papers include all of those with at least 100 citations by June 2004, but other papers are added as well. Over the recent years, the list has become somewhat out of date and many categories have no reviews at all. We will appreciate your help with suggestions here.

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 I-e-1 or III-c-1, depending on its orientation.

It is possible to search more generally for review papers in INSPIRE-HEP by using the search term 'tc r'. For example, find a wilczek and tc 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of papers by citation count brings in many older references, some of which are classics but others of which may be out of date.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, INSPIRE did not track the citations of lecture notes.) Please write to us at feedback@inspirebeta.net to nominate papers that should appear in this listing.

This list was originally compiled and classified by Michael Peskin, 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 .