Coursebooks

Particle physics II

PHYS-416

Lecturer(s) :

Shchutska Lesya

Language:

English

Summary

Presentation of the electro-weak and strong interaction theories that constitute the Standard Model of particles. The course also discusses the new theories proposed to solve the problems of the Standard Model.

Content

Partons and quarks:
Deep inelastic scattering. Annihilation e+e- at LEP, jets and strings.

Weak Interaction:
Fermi's V-A theory. Pion and muon decays. Cabibbo's theory. The W and Z bosons and their observation at the CERN collider.
Model of quarks and QCD:
SU(3) flavour, mesonic and baryonic structure. SU(N). Quarkonium. The Colour.
Gauge Theories and the Standard Model:
Global and local gauge invariance. Yang and Mills theories. Spontaneous symmetry breaking. Electro-weak theory SU(2)xU(1), the Higgs mechanism. GUTs, the Grand Unification.





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

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