Theoretical Particle Physics 2
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 SS 2010
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|SS 2013||SS 2010|
PH2039 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This module description is valid to WS 2012/3.
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)|
|300 h||150 h||10 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2039 in the version of SS 2010 was Nora Brambilla.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Special and advanced topics in theoretical particle physics among: strong interactions (e.g. factorization, jet physics, effective field theories), electroweak interactions (e.g. Higgs-physics), flavour physics (e.g. some decays, flavor mixing, neutrinos), beyond the Standard Model.
After taking part in this course the student acquires an overview of the most important open problems in theoretical particle physics and has the tools to start a master work in theoretical particle physics.
The participants should have taken:
-Quantum Field Theory 1
-Elementary Particle Physics 1
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||6||Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics 2||
singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
Learning and Teaching Methods
Blackboard presentation, slides, computer projection, individual and group exercises.
Standard books for particle physics, e.g.:
Cheng & Li "Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics";
Ellis, Stirling & Webber "QCD and Collider Physics";
Muta "Foundations of Chromodynamics";
Halzen & Martin "Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics";
Peskin & Schroeder "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory";
Georgi "Lie Algebras in Particle Physics: From Isospin to Unified Theories";
Description of exams and course work
In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 90 minutes.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.