Fiches de cours

Particle physics I

PHYS-415

Enseignant(s) :

Shchutska Lesya

Langue:

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%)

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Mark Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics" (2013)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites
Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9    BSP626
9-10    
10-11    BSP626
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand