PHYSICS 813 Particle
Physics II SPRING 2003
Announcements:
Makeup class is scheduled on Monday March 3, 1:002:00 pm.
Title : Z Boson Decay
Detector : SLC Large Detector
Picture from Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center
Overview
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]
Instructor
Office hours:
*** subject to change ***
Mo 1:30  3:00
pm
Tu
3:30  5:00 pm
We 2:00 
4:00 pm
or by appointment
Classes

Lecture: Tu/Th
9:30  10:45 (LGRT 1033)
Homework

Generally assigned on Thursday during the lecture

Due in class one week after it is assigned
Grade

70% homework

30% presentation
Useful references
Lecture notes
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:
 Introductory
Texts on Particle Physics:
 "Introduction to Elementary Particles"
by D.Griffiths  John Wiley & Sons (1987)
 "Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle
Physics"
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)
 Standard Model
and Gauge Theories:
 "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  hepph/0204104
(2002)
 Quantum Field
Theory:
 "Introduction to Quantum Field Theory"
by M.E.Peskin and D.V.Schroeder  Perseus Books (1995)
 CP Violation:
 "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  hepph/0109090
(2001)
 "CP Violation In and Beyond the Standard Model"
by Y.Nir  hepph/9911321
(1999)
 Neutrinos:
 "Neutrino Physics"
Ed. by K.Winter  Cambridge University Press (2000)
 "Neutrino Mass, Mixing, and Flavor Change"
by B.Kayser  hepph/0211134
(2002)
 "Massive Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillations"
by S.M.Bilenky and S.T.Petcov 
Rev. Mod. Phys. 59, 671 (1987)
Web Resources
Particle Physics Education and Information
The URL for this web page is http://people.umass.edu/willocq/phys813
Stéphane
Willocq
Last updated: 26 March 2003