PHY 612

Theoretical Particle Physics

Spring 2011


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Phy612 is an advanced course in Modern Elementary Particle Physics. The course is an overview of the field with special emphasis on connection with existing and future experiments in particle physics. Special attention will be paid to understanding phenomenology at the LHC. Although QFT is not required for the course, some basic knowledge regarding Feynman diagram techniques is recommended. In particular, it will be useful for the students to have studied the chapters 2-4 of Peskin & Schroeder or a similar level of QFT. Here is a preliminary syllabus for the course.


These are some of the references being used to prepare the lectures: (more references will be added as the course advances).


The grade system will be based on bi-weekly problem sets and depending on the registration also on a final paper and presentation on some specific topic.

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Special Notes:

Any excuses (medical or otherwise) are to be documented, and discussed with the instructors in a timely manner. If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, we urge that you contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Room 133 Humanities, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability is confidential.