PAP327 Particle Physics Phenomenology - Hiukkasfysiikan Fenomenologia
A 5 ECTS credit course (5 opintopisteen kurssi) spring 2018
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
Lecturer Kenneth Osterberg
Physicum, 3rd floor, room C327
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 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
Oral exam: to be fixed
Student presentation session: to be fixed
First lecture on Friday 19.1 at 13.15 in D115!
No lecture on Friday 26.1 and Friday 23.2 !!
Send any comments or questions about this page to kenneth.osterberg(at)helsinki.fi