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.
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.