P454 Particle Physics

Course No: 
P306 (Nuclei & Particles), P303 (Special Theory of Relativity)

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)

  1. Elementary particles, discrete symmetries and conservationlaws.
  2. Symmetries andQuarks.
  3. Klein-Gordon equation, concept ofantiparticle.
  4. Lorentz symmetry and scalar / vector / spinorfields.
  5. Diracequation
  6. Scattering processes of spin-1/2 particles, Feynmans rules as thumb rule QFT course,propagators.
  7. Current-current interactions, weak interaction, Fermitheory.
  8. gauge symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Higgsmechanism
  9. Electroweak interaction, Glashow-Salam-Weinbergmodel.
  10. Introduction to QCD, structure of hadrons form factors, structure functions, parton model, Deep inelasticscattering.
Reference Books: 
  1. Gauge Theories in Particle Physics, Vol I & II by Aitchison and Hey
  2. Foundations of Quantum Chromodynamics by T. Muta
  3. Modern Particle Physics by Mark Thomson
  4. Introduction to Elementary Particle by David Griffiths
  5. Quarks and Leptons by F. Halzen and A.D. Martin
  6. Introduction to High Energy Physics: D.H. Perkins
  7. Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics: A. Bettini
  8. Particle Physics by B. R. Martin and G. Shaw
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