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PAP327 Particle Physics Phenomenology, 5 cr 
Code PAP327  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Particle Physics Phenomenology  Abbreviation Particle Physic 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
TypeCourse   
  GradingGeneral scale 
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    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences 

Description
Target group 

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
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

 
Timing 

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.

 
Learning outcomes 

After the course, the student will...

  1. learn to know relativistic kinematics and the Standard model of particle physics.
  2. be able to apply relativistic kinematics to calculation of total and differential cross-sections/widths.
  3. understand more deeply the Standard model of particle physics and its basis.
  4. be able to apply the understanding of the Standard model to particle physics phenomenology especially at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
  5. be familiar with the most popular extension of the Standard Model of particle physics.
 
Completion methods 

Exercises based on lectures, oral presentation and a final oral exam.

 
Prerequisites 

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

 
Contents 
  • 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 

Lecture notes.

Supplementary reading:

  • 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 %)

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Particle physics phenomenology  Lecture Course  Kenneth Österberg 
17.01.20 -28.02.20 fri 13.15-15.00
13.03.20 -03.04.20 fri 13.15-15.00
17.04.20 -24.04.20 fri 13.15-15.00

Future examinations
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Particle Physics Phenomenology  General Examination  Kenneth Österberg 
05.06.20fri 10.00-14.00
registration period has not begun Particle Physics Phenomenology  General Examination  Kenneth Österberg 
14.08.20fri 10.00-14.00
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