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15.1.2020 at 08:00 - 4.2.2020 at 23:59



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
    Optional for:
    1. 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.

Introduction to particle physics I

The course provides introductory material of particle physics. Recommended next courses include Quantum field theory I and II, particle physics phenomenology, particle physics experiments.

The student will learn

  • the structure and some essential features of quantum chromodynamics and of weak interactions.
  • weak interactions of leptons, including neutrino oscillations
  • the tree-level structure of the Standard Model of particle physics, including Higgs mechanism and electroweak unification

Preferably early stage of MSc studies.

Given every year in autumn, period 2.

  • quantum chromodynamics
  • V-A -structure of weak interactions
  • weak interactions of leptons
  • neutrino oscillations
  • weak interactions of quarks and CP violation
  • W and Z bosons, and tests of the Standard Model

The course will mostly follow

  • M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics (Cambridge University Press)

Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work).Final exam. Total hours 135.

The written final exam contributes 80%, while howework contributes 20% to the final grade.

Lectures are twice a weak, exercise session for the returned homework are once per weak, and in the end of the term, there is a written final exam.