Particle Physics Phenomenology -Hiukkasfysiikan Fenomenologia

A 5 ECTS credit course (5 opintopisteen kurssi) autumn 2016

General Information

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

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 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

Course exam

Oral exam: Wednesday 16.11.2016 at 10.15-14.00 in A315

Exam topics

Exam result and course grading

Student presentations

Student presentation session: Wednesday 2.11.2016 at 10.15 in A315

Program

Other News

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