Introduction to Particle Physics I

Spring 2017 - Period III




Lectures: Prof. Risto Orava, Tue 14-16 Physicum D112 + Wed 14-16 Exactum B121
Exercises: Mikael Mieskolainen, Wed 16-18 Physicum A315
Final Exam: Oral exam, can be done in pairs! Time/place TBD


Lecture slides: L1 , L2 , L3A , L3B , L4 ,
Exercise sheets: E1 , E2 , E3 , E4 , E5 , E6


News!



20.1.17 Exercises on this course are done in pairs. Find yourself an exercise partner. If you can't find anyone, send me an email @cern.ch. Ps. Exercise points are collected only by being ready to present your solutions/work on the blackboard. -MM

Useful material / links

Deep Inelastic Scattering: Experiments on the proton and the observation of scaling

IPPP - Quarks and Leptons

Collider Phenomenology: Basic Knowledge and Techniques

Feynman diagrams for beginners


Formal Course Outline (5 ECTS)

  • Underlying concepts
  • Decay rates and cross sections
  • The Dirac equation
  • Interaction by particle exchange
  • Electron-positron annihilation
  • Electron-proton elastic scattering
  • Deep inelastic scattering
  • Symmetries and the quark model

General

  • Grading is from 1 to 5. Exercises are 30% of the total grade. There is an oral final exam at the end of the course.

Literature

  • M. Thomson, Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press 2013.
  • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons , John Wiley & Sons 1984.
  • D. Griffiths, Introduction to elementary particles, John Wiley & Sons 1987.
  • M. Peskin, D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press 1995.
  • I. Aitchison, A. Hey, Gauge Theories in Particle Physics, Taylor & Francis 2004.
  • A. Seiden, Particle Physics: A Comprehensive Introduction, Addison-Wesley 2004.
  • O. Nachtmann, Elementary Particle Physics, Springer-Verlag 1990.

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