Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics 1

Module PH1005 [TET1]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2010/1

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2016WS 2013/4WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH1005 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid to SS 2013.

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
300 h 90 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1005 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Björn Garbrecht.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1) Scattering theory (calculation of cross sections etc)
2) QCD
3) Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
4) Electroweak Theory
5) Standard-Modell
6) Physics beyond the Standard Model

Learning Outcome

After successfully taking part in this module the students are able to

1) calculate simple scattering processes,
2) understand the color charge and gluons concepts and the relation to the electromagnetic charge and the photons
3) know and understand the specific Standard Model interactions and their relation
4) know the limits of validity of the Standard Model


Quantum Mechanics II

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

  • Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Tafelarbeit,
  • Übungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit, Diskussion und weitergehende Erläuterungen zum Vorlesungsstoff


Vorlesungsskript, Übungsblätter, begleitende Internetseite


Schwabl, Quantenmechanik
Schwabl, Quantenmechanik für Fortgeschrittene
Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics
Bjorken & Drell, Relativistische Quantenmechanik
Ryder, Quantum Field Theory
Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
Sexl and Urbantke, Relativity, Groups, Particles

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In einer schriftlichen Prüfung wird der Lernerfolg anhand von Verständnisfragen und Rechenbeispielen überprüft.

Die Prüfung kann in Übereinstimmung mit §12 (8) APSO auch mündlich abgehalten werden, in diesem Fall ist der Richtwert für die Prüfungsdauer 30 Minuten.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

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