Physics 528: Elementary Particle Physics
General Information
Lectures:
FNH 320
Tue+Thu, 9:3011:00am
(Jan.3Apr.7, 2017)
Instructor:
David Morrissey
TRIUMF, MOB 129
(604) 2227697
dmorri_att_triumf.ca
Office Hours:
TRIUMF MOB 129
(email me to make an appointment)
Outline
 Review of QFT basics and QED
 Symmetries in particle physics
 Generalizing QED: nonAbelian gauge theories
 Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism
 The structure of the Standard Model
 Electroweak and Higgs physics
 Loops and effective field theories
 QCD, from high to low energy and back
 Collider Physics
 Beyond the Standard Model
Prerequisites

PHYS 506, 508, or 526.
You should be familiar with obtaining Feynman rules from a Lagrangian,
and know how to compute scattering amplitudes in QED.
Grading Scheme
 75% Homework Assignments
 25% Final Report and Presentation
Course Notes
 Notation and Background
 Review of QFT
 Symmetries
 NonAbelian Gauge Theories
 Symmetry Breaking
 The Standard Model
 Testing the SM
 QFT Stuff
 QCD at Low Energies
 QCD at High Energies
 Collider Physics
 Beyond the SM
Link to notes from 2011 (notes above are updated)
Homework Assignments
 Background and Notation (not due)
 Review of QFT and QED (Jan.19)
 Symmetries (Jan.26)
 Gauge Theories (Feb.2)
 Symmetry Breaking (Feb.9)
 Standard Model (Feb.16)
 More Standard Model (Mar.2)
 Resonances and More (Mar.9)
 Renormalization (Mar.16)
 QCD at Low Energies (Mar.23)
 Some Practice (Mar.30)
Final Project
Topics and Details
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