QCD and Collider Physics
NAT3003 is a semester module in language at which is offered irregularly.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module NAT3003 is Lorenzo Tancredi.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This course provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) focusing on its pertubative aspects and on applications to the physics of hadron colliders like the LHC. The main topics covered will be:
- The QCD Lagrangian, quantization and Feynman rules
- Asymptotic freedom and the QCD beta function, the idea of factorization
- Parton evolution and Parton distributions functions (PDFs)
- Partonic cross-section at Leading Order (LO)
- One-loop scattering amplitudes and one-loop Feynman integrals
- Infrared singularities and NLO calculations in collinear factorization
- Basics of resummation
- If time permits: basics of parton showers
After successful completion of the module the students are able to understand and model processes that happen at hadronic colliders. For example the students will be able to
- Compute tree-level and one-loop amplitudes in QCD
- Describe the parton model and parton evolution in perturbative QCD
- Describe the pattern of infrared singularities in QCD up to NLO
- Model the transverse momentum distribution of a colorless final state at the LHC
The course will assume some familiarity with standard ideas described in Quantum Field Theory 1 (Feynman rules in QED, basics of scattering amplitudes and cross-sections)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||QCD and Collider Physics||Tancredi, L.||
Thu, 08:00–10:00, PH 3344
|UE||1||Exercise to QCD and Collider Physics||
Responsible/Coordination: Tancredi, L.
|dates in groups|
Learning and Teaching Methods
Blackboard frontal lectures and tutorials
Blackboard lectures, possibly but not necessarily with use of slides to show complicated results
- Lectures on LHC Physics, T. Plehn, https://arxiv.org/abs/0910.4182
- QCD and Collider Physics, R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling and B.R. Webber
- Quantum Chromodynamics, G. Dissertori, I.G. Knowles, M. Schmelling
- Collider Physics within the Standard Model, G. Altarelli