PAP327 Particle Physics Phenomenology -Hiukkasfysiikan Fenomenologia

A 5 ECTS credit course (5 opintopisteen kurssi) spring 2018

General Information

Lectures Friday 13.15-15.00

Weeks 3-18 in room D115, Physicum

Exercise sessions Friday 15.15-16.00

In room D115, Physicum, starting week 6

Professor Kenneth Osterberg

Physicum, 3rd floor, room C327

E-mail: kenneth.osterberg(at)helsinki.fi

Exercises Fredrik Oljemark

Physicum, 3rd floor, room B322

E-mail: fredrik.oljemark(at)helsinki.fi

Course Literature

Lecture notes available here (pdf)- main source

Very useful backup material:

W. von Schlippe: Relativistic kinematics of Particle Interactions, St. Petersburg University

- A good comprehensive article on relativisitic kinematics.

A. Pich: The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

- A good comprehensive article on the Standard Model.

J. Iliopoulos: Introduction to the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

- A good introduction to the theoretical concepts of the Standard Model.

M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics

- A good comprehensive book providing clear connection between theory and experiments

Particle Data Group Reviews on Kinematics, Standard Model, Hypothetical Particles and Astrophysics & Cosmology

- Good condensed summaries on special topics available on the web.

Course Content

Relativistic kinematics:special relativity, phase space, two-, three- and multi-particle final states and inclusive reactions.Recapitulation of the Standard Model:theoretical framework, principle of gauge invariance, quantum electrodynamics (QED) and chromodynamics (QCD), elektroweak unification and the Higgs mechanism.Beyond the Standard Model:basic principles of extensions of the Standard Model (Grand Unified Theories, supersymmetric and extra dimensional models).Hadron colliders:Deep inelastic scattering and hadron collider physics.LHC phenomenology.

Course Grading

Exercises gives at maximum 24 points (weight: 40 %),

Presentation of experiment and/or physics subject maximum 9 points (weight 15 %)- a must if you want your course credits

Oral exam at the end of the course gives at maximum 27 points (weight: 45 %).

Exercises

Exercises will be given latest on Thursdays, notification by e-mail, to be returned following Thursday before 16.00.

Exercise papers available here (pdf/ps)or from box at Physicum's 2nd floor.

To be returned either to the locked box (rightmost row, 2nd from bottom) at Physicum's 2nd floor or by e-mail to fredrik.oljemark(at)helsinki.fi

Model answers here

Course exam

Oral exam: to be fixed

Student presentations

Student presentation session: Friday 13.4 at 13.15 in D115!

Other News

First lecture on Friday 19.1 at 13.15 in D115!

No lecture on Friday 26.1 and Friday 23.2 !!

Extra lecture on Wednesday 28.3 at 13.15 in D115!

Send any comments or questions about this page to kenneth.osterberg(at)helsinki.fi