PHYSICS 813 Particle
Physics II SPRING 2003
Make-up class is scheduled on Monday March 3, 1:00-2:00 pm.
Title : Z Boson Decay
Detector : SLC Large Detector
Picture from Stanford Linear
PHYSICS 813 is an advanced course in elementary particle
physics. The course covers the structure and dynamics of the Standard Model,
including the underlying symmetries of the theory. Emphasis will be placed
on phenomenology. Special topics include precision tests of the theory, CP
violation, and the recent discovery of neutrino mass.
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 714 [Introduction to High Energy Physics]
OR PHYS 811 [Quantum Field Theory]
*** subject to change ***
Mo 1:30 - 3:00
3:30 - 5:00 pm
We 2:00 -
or by appointment
9:30 - 10:45 (LGRT 1033)
Generally assigned on Thursday during the lecture
Due in class one week after it is assigned
will be provided. There is no single textbook that covers all the course
material. However, there are a series of excellent reference texts covering
some of the specific course topics:
Texts on Particle Physics:
and Gauge Theories:
- "Introduction to Elementary Particles"
by D.Griffiths -- John Wiley & Sons (1987)
- "Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle
by F.Halzen and A.D.Martin -- John Wiley & Sons (1984)
- "An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics
by W.N.Cottingham and D.A.Greenwood -- Cambridge University Press (1998)
- "An Introduction to Gauge Theories, and Modern Particle Physics
by E.Leader and E.Predazzi -- Cambridge University Press (1996)
- "Dynamics of the Standard Model"
by J.F.Donoghue, E.Golowich, B.R.Holstein -- Cambridge University Press (1992)
- "Gauge Theories in Particle Physics"
by I.J.R.Aitchison and A.J.G.Hey -- Adam Hilger (1989)
- "Gauge Theories"
by E.S.Abers and B.W.Lee -- Phys. Rept. 9, 1 (1973)
- "The Electroweak Theory"
by C.Quigg -- hep-ph/0204104
- "Introduction to Quantum Field Theory"
by M.E.Peskin and D.V.Schroeder -- Perseus Books (1995)
- "CP Violation"
by I.I.Bigi and A.I.Sanda -- Cambridge University Press (2000)
- "CP Violation"
by G.C.Branco, L.Lavoura, J.P.Silva -- Oxford University Press (1999)
- "CP Violation - A New Era"
by Y.Nir -- hep-ph/0109090
- "CP Violation In and Beyond the Standard Model"
by Y.Nir -- hep-ph/9911321
- "Neutrino Physics"
Ed. by K.Winter -- Cambridge University Press (2000)
- "Neutrino Mass, Mixing, and Flavor Change"
by B.Kayser -- hep-ph/0211134
- "Massive Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillations"
by S.M.Bilenky and S.T.Petcov --
Rev. Mod. Phys. 59, 671 (1987)
Particle Physics Education and Information
The URL for this web page is http://people.umass.edu/willocq/phys813
Last updated: 26 March 2003