Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Gauge Theories and the Standard Model

PHYS-741

Lecturer(s) :

Rattazzi Riccardo
Wulzer Andrea

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Every year / Next time: Fall 2017

Summary

The goal of this course is to explain the conceptual and mathematical bases of the Standard Model of fundamental interactions and to illustrate in detail its phenomenological consequences.

Content

           1. From Fermi theory to the development of the Standard Model (SM)

           2. The structure of the SM: multiplet content and anomaly cancellation

           3. Mass generation, Flavor and discrete symmetries (C,P,T)

           4. Quantum Chromodynamics (basics)

           5. Tests of the SM: flavor and electroweak precision measurements

Keywords

fundamental interactions, particle phenomenology

gauge theories, Higgs mechanism,

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Relativistic Quantum Fields I et II, Advanced Quantum Mechanics,

Advanced Quantum Field Theory,

 

Recommended courses

General Relativity, Cosmology

Expected student activities

Develop a conceptually and mathematically accurate picture of the theory of fundamental interactions. Understand how the structure of the Standard Model follows from basic principles, critically appreciate its  phenomenological  adequacy and the questions it leaves open.  

Resources

Bibliography

M. Peskin and Daniel Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

S. Weinberg, Quantum Field Theory, Volumes I and II

R. Barbieri, Ten Lectures on the ElectroWeak Interactions

Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Multiple
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Gauge Theories and the Standard Model
    • Lecture
      28 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      28 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
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  • Lecture in French
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