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Published, 1.9.2020 at 10:06

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Wed 4.9.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 9.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 11.9.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 16.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 18.9.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 23.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 25.9.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 30.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 2.10.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 7.10.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 9.10.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Mon 14.10.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 16.10.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Tue 22.10.2019
09:15 - 13:00

Other teaching

04.09. - 16.10.2019 Wed 12.15-14.00
Teaching language: English

Description

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

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

Edeltävät kurssisuoritukset: matemaattiset apuneuvot II, kvanttimekaniikka I, elektrodynamiikka I, analyyttinen mekaniikka I, lineaarialgebra I, modernin fysiikan alkeet/aineen rakenne, erikoinen suhteellisuusteoria I

Suositellaan: matemaattiset apuneuvot III, kvanttimekaniikka II, soveltuvat matematiikan kurssit

Aim of the course is to familiarize students to the basic concepts of modern particle physics and learn the most fundamental calculational techniques. This will lay the foundation for more in-depth studies of Quantum Chromodynamics, Electroweak theory and Higgs physics in follow-up courses.

3. opintovuosi: edeltävät kurssisuoritukset: kvanttimekaniikka I, elektrodynamiikka I, analyyttinen mekaniikka I, lineaarialgebra I, modernin fysiikan alkeet/aineen rakenne, erikoinen suhteellisuusteoria I

Formal Course Outline (5 ECTS)

  • Underlying concepts
  • Decay rates and cross sections
  • The Dirac equation
  • Interaction by particle exchange
  • Electron-positron annihilation
  • Electron-proton elastic scattering
  • Deep inelastic scattering
  • Symmetries and the quark model
  1. Suositeltava tai pakollinen kirjallisuus: http://www.courses.physics.helsinki.fi/fys/ipp/

Literature

  • M. Thomson, Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press 2013. – pakollinen kurssikirja
  • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons , John Wiley & Sons 1984.
  • D. Griffiths, Introduction to elementary particles, John Wiley & Sons 1987.
  • M. Peskin, D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press 1995.
  • I. Aitchison, A. Hey, Gauge Theories in Particle Physics, Taylor & Francis 2004.
  • A. Seiden, Particle Physics: A Comprehensive Introduction, Addison-Wesley 2004.
  • O. Nachtmann, Elementary Particle Physics, Springer-Verlag 1990.

Web Resources

CERN summer student lectures, Introductory lectures

Theory exercises (pen and paper), experimental analysis (Jupyter Notebook).

Grading is from 1 to 5. Exercises are 30% of the total grade. There is an oral final exam at the end of the course.

- contact teaching: lectures, theory exercises (25%) and experimental analysis (25%)

- exam (50%)

- minimum of 45% required to pass