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11.2.2020 klo 08:00 - 2.3.2020 klo 23:59

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PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Pe 13.3.2020
12:00 - 16:00

Kuvaus

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

  • Underlying concepts [special relativity, quantum mechanics]
  • Decay rates and cross sections [Lorentz-invariance, matrix element]
  • The Dirac equation [relativistic QM => spin + antimatter]
  • Interaction by particle exchange [Feynman diagrams]
  • Electron-positron annihilation [calculations in perturbation theory]
  • Electron-proton elastic scattering [form factor]

- moodle page: https://moodle.helsinki.fi/course/view.php?id=34324

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