Coursebooks

Particle physics I

PHYS-415

Lecturer(s) :

Shchutska Lesya

Language:

English

Summary

Presentation of particle properties, their symmetries and interactions. Introduction to quantum electrodynamics and to the Feynman rules.

Content

Introduction:
The Standard Model, a step toward the Grand Unification.
Particle detection, accelerators, natural radioactivity, cosmic rays. Particle physics and Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Relativity, equations of Klein-Gordon and Dirac.

 

Properties of particles:
Mass, charge, lifetime, spin, magnetic moment,...

 

Symmetries and conservation laws:
Invariance under space translation and rotation, parity, time reversal and charge conjugation. Violation of parity and CP, CPT theorem. Isospin.

 

QED:
Introduction to QED. The Feynman rules. The form factors.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Nuclear and Particle Physics I and II, Quantum mechanics I and II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

Resources

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

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8-9 BSP626  BSP626
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      Exercise, TP
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