Place and Time:
- Tuesday and Thursday 12:50-2:10 Room P124
- First Lecture: Tuesday January 24th, 2012
- This homepage:
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).
- T.P. Cheng and L-F. Li, Gauge theory of elementary particle
- V. Barger and R. Phillips, Collider physics
- Ellis, Stirling and Weber, QCD and Collider physics
- P Langacker, The Standard Model and Beyond,
- S. Dawson, Introduction to electroweak symmetry breaking
- W. Hollik, Electroweak theory hep-ph/9602380
- J. Wells, Introduction to precision EW analysis hep-ph/0512342
- C.W. Kim and A. Pevsner, Neutrinos in physics and astrophysics
- M.C. Gonzalez-Garcia and Y. Nir, Neutrino masses and mixing: Evidence and implications, hep-ph/0202058
- Yosef Nir, CP violation: A New era,
Stephen Martin, A Supersymmetry primer, hep-ph/9709356
- Jan Louis, Ilka Brunner and Stephan J. Huber,
The supersymmetric standard model,
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.
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