Particle Physics Phenomenology - Hiukkasfysiikan Fenomenologia
A 5 ECTS credit course (5 opintopisteen kurssi) autumn 2016
Lectures Monday 12.15-14.00 and Friday 10.15-12.00
Weeks 36-42 in room D104 (Monday) and D106 (Friday), Physicum
Exercise sessions Thu 12.15-14.00
In room D114, Physicum, starting week 38
Lecturer Kenneth Osterberg
Physicum, 3rd floor, room B323
Exercises Fredrik Oljemark
Physicum, 3rd floor, room B322
- 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.
- 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.
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 will be given latest on Wednesdays, notification by e-mail, to be returned following Wednesday 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
Oral exam: Wednesday 16.11.2016 at 10.15-14.00 in A315
Exam result and course grading
Student presentation session: Wednesday 2.11.2016 at 10.15 in A315
First lecture on Friday 9.9 at 10.15 in D106!!
No lecture on Monday 19.9 and Monday 26.9 !!
Send any comments or questions about this page to kenneth.osterberg(at)helsinki.fi