Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.
Module where the course belongs to:
- PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
- Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
The recommended time for completion: later stages of studies (after at least completing PAP332 Introduction to Particle Physics I and PAP325 Introduction to Particle Physics II).
Given every second year (even years) in the spring term, in III and IV periods.
After the course, the student will...
- learn to know relativistic kinematics and the Standard model of particle physics.
- be able to apply relativistic kinematics to calculation of total and differential cross-sections/widths.
- understand more deeply the Standard model of particle physics and its basis.
- be able to apply the understanding of the Standard model to particle physics phenomenology especially at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
- be familiar with the most popular extension of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Exercises based on lectures, oral presentation and a final oral exam.
Compulsory: PAP332 Introduction to Particle Physics I and PAP325 Introduction to Particle Physics II.
Beneficial: TCM311 Quantum Field Theory I.
|Recommended optional studies
To go deeper in theory: TCM311 Quantum Field Theory I, TCM312 Quantum Field Theory II, PAP336 Higgs Physics and PAP337 Supersymmetry
- Relativistic kinematics: special relativity, phase space, two-, three- and multi-particle final states.
- Standard Model: theoretical framework, principle of gauge invariance, quantum electrodynamics (QED) and chromodynamics (QCD), elektroweak unification, the Higgs mechanism and electroweak precision measurements.
- Beyond the Standard Model (BSM): signs of BSM physics, basic principles of extensions of the Standard Model (Grand Unified Theories, supersymmetric and extra dimensional models).
- Hadron colliders and LHC phenomenology: deep inelastic scattering, hadron-hadron interactions, QCD, electroweak, top and Higgs phenomenology at LHC.
|Study materials and literature
- W. von Schlippe: Relativistic kinematics of Particle Interactions, St. Petersburg University
- A. Pich: The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions, arXiv:1201.0537.
- J. Iliopoulos: Introduction to the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions, arXiv:1305.6779
- M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press 2013
- Particle Data Group Reviews on Kinematics, Standard Model, Hypothetical Particles and Astrophysics & Cosmology (available at pdg.lbl.gov)
|Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work). Oral presentation (individual). Final oral exam. Total hours 135.
|Assessment practices and criteria
Final grade is based on exercises (40 %), oral presentation (compulsory, 20 %) and oral exam (40 %)