Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.
Modules where the course belong to:
- PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
- Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
- TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
Can be taken after introduction to particle physics courses, but quantum field theory I/II recommended to take at the same time or earlier.
Given every second year (odd years) in the spring term (III-IV periods).
The students will learn
- to construct supersymmetric field theories using superfields
- to find interactions between component fields
- the supersymmetry breaking methods and their limitations
- to construct the supersymmetric minimal standard model, and some phenomenological consequencies
Lectures are each week, exercise session for the returned homework are once per week. In the end of the term, there is a written home exam.
Introduction to particle physics I/II or corresponding knowledge.
|Recommended optional studies
- Quantum field theory I/II
- Higgs physics
- Majorana, Weyl, Dirac -spinors
- supersymmetry algebra
- supersymmetry free field theory
- supersymmetry breaking
- R-symmetries, R-parity
- minimal supersymmetric standard model
|Study materials and literature
- D. Bailin and A. Love, Supersymmetric gauge field theories and string theory, IOP Publishing Ltd, 1994.
- P. Binetruy, Supersymmetry - Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology, Oxford University Press, 2006.
- S.P. Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, in G. Kane, Perspectives on Supersymmetry, World Scientific, 1998 (hep-ph/9709356)
|Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work).Final exam. Total hours 135.
|Assessment practices and criteria
The written home exam contributes 75%, while howework including active participation in the lectures contributes 25% to the final grade.