Prospects of elementary particle physics
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
Current situation in high energy physics is discussed. The review is focused on theoretical ideas underlying new physics beyond the Standard Model of fundamental interactions (SM): extension of the SM symmetry group, addition of new particles, increase in space dimensionality, and going beyond the limits of the local quantum field theory. The priority tasks of today's high energy physics are explored.