Physics 528: Elementary Particle Physics
General Information
Lectures:
Hennings 301
Tue+Thu, 9:3011:00am
(Jan.4Apr.07, 2011)
Instructor:
David Morrissey
TRIUMF, MOB 129
(604) 2227697
dmorri_att_triumf.ca
Make sure to fill out the online course evaluation!
Teaching Assistant:
Peter Winslow
pwinslow_att_phas.ubc.ca
Office Hours:
Fridays, 10am12pm
Hennings 319
Textbook:
The Standard Model: A Primer
Cliff Burgess and Guy Moore
Outline
 Symmetries in particle physics
 Generalizing QED: nonAbelian gauge theories
 Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism
 The Structure of the Standard Model
 Electroweak Physics
 QCD, from High to Low Energy and Back
 The Standard Model at High Energy colliders
 Higgs Hunting
 Flavour Mixing and CP Violation
 Neutrino Oscillations
 Beyond the Standard Model
Prerequisites

PHYS 506 or 508.
You should be familiar with obtaining Feynman rules from a Lagrangian,
and know how to compute scattering amplitudes in QED.
Grading Scheme
 60% Homework Assignments
 40% Final Report and Presentation
(Topics)
Course Notes
 Review of QFT and QED
 Symmetries and Stuff
 Gauge Theories
 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
 Fermions, the Standard Model
 Flavour and the Standard Model
 Electroweak Tests of the Standard Model
 Loops, Anomalies, and EFTs
 QCD at Low Energy
 QCD at High Energy
 Collider Physics
 Beyond the Standard Model