Physics 7730: Particle Physics

Spring 2017

Information

Lectures:TR 12:30-1:45PM in Duane G2B41
Professor:A. Marino
Office:Duane F-435 (Gamow Tower)
Office Hours:Wednesday 2:00-3:30 PM
Email:AMarino AT you can guess the .edu part
Web page:http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys7730/phys7730_fa17

Not much here. Most info is on the syllabus. And of course the answer to any question in particle physics can likely be found somewhere in the Particle Data Book.

Week Tuesday Reading Thursday Reading
1 1/17 Standard Model - QED and Weak Interactions: Thomson 1.1 1/19 Standard Model: Strong Force and review of relativistic collisions Thomson 1.1, 2.1-2.2
2 1/24 Accelerators: PDG Chapter 30, pgs 1-3 ; Thomson 1.4 1/26 Interaction of Particles with Matter: Thomson 1.2; PDG Chapter 33 pgs 1-9
3 1/31 Detectors: Thomson 1.2-1.3; PDG Chapter 34, no specific pages in PDG assigned, just be aware of this as a reference 2/2 Decay Rates: Thomson Ch 3
4 2/7 No lecture 2/9 Cross Sections and start on Dirac Equation: Thomson Ch 3, Ch 4.2,4.5,4.3
5 2/14 Solution to Dirac Equation, Anti-particles: Thompson Ch 4.6,4.7 2/16 Spin and helicity, Charge conjugation and parity: Thomson Ch 4.4, 4.8,4.7.5,4.9
6 2/21 No lecture 2/23 Feynman Rules for QED: Thomson Ch 5
7 2/28 QED Cross Sections using helicity amplitudes: Thomson Ch 6.1-6.2 3/2 Chirality and Trace Methods: Thomson 6.4-6.5.3
8 3/7 Finish trace methods and e+p elastic scattering: Thomson Ch 7 3/9 Inelastic Scattering and Parton Distribution Functions: Thomson Ch 8
9 3/14 Finish up PDFs, Symmetries, Groups, Isospin: Thomson Ch 9.2-9.3 3/16 SU(3) Flavor, Young Diagrams: Thomson 9.6, PDG Chapter 50 .
10 3/21 Color and QCD: Thomson Ch 10.1-10.4 3/23 Running of the Coupling Constants, Quark Gluon Plasma: Thomson 10.5-10.6
-- 3/28 Spring Break 3/30 No lectures.
11 4/4 Weak Interactions: Thomson 11.1-11.2 4/6 Feynman rules for Weak Interactions, Majorana Neutrinos, start Neutrino Oscillations: Thomson 11.3-11.5, 11.7, 13.1-13.5
12 4/11 Finish Neutrino Oscilaltions, CKM Matrix, Unitarity Triangles: Thomson 13.5-13.13.9, 14.1-14.3, 14.7 4/12 CP Violation in decays of Neutral Kaons, start Electroweak Unification : Thomson 14.4-14.4.2, 14.5, 15.1.2
13 4/18 Electroweak Unification: Thomson 15.2-15.3 4/20 Electroweak Physics: Thomson 15.5,16.1-16.3
14 4/25 Quantum Field Theory and Symmetries: Thomson 17.1-17.4 4/27 Higgs Mechanism and Properties: Thomson 17.5-17.7
15 5/2 Beyond the Standard Model: GUTs, Supersymmetry, Strong CP problem 5/4 Beyond the Standard Model: Dark Matter