Lectures on The Standard Model of |
Particles and Forces |
Itzhak Bars |
Physics 670, Fall 2006 |
Class times: Tu. & Th. 10:00
- 11:50 AM, Room: KAP 150.
Office hours: Tu. & Th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, or by
appointment.
Links to
homework or additional information
Recommended Books
R. Mohapatra, Unification and Supersymmetry : The
Frontiers of Quark-Lepton Physics
C. Itzykson and J.-B. Zuber,
Quantum Field Theory
M. E. Peskin and D. V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
S. Weinberg, The Quantum Field Theory
of Fields, Vols. I , II and III
J. D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell,
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
J. D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell,
Relativistic Quantum Fileds
W. Siegel, Fields, hep-th/9912205
P. Ramond, Field
Theory - A Modern Primer
L.D. Faddeev and A.A. Slavnov,
Gauge Fields: An introduction to
quantum field theory
A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a
Nutshell
Additional Online Books and resources
Particle Physics Reviews, Tables and Plots (2006)
R. Mohapatra, Massive Neutrinos in Physics and
Astrophysics
G. 't Hooft, 50 Years of Yang-Mills Theory
M. G. Veltman, Facts and Mysteries in Elementary
Particle Physics
S. Pokorski, Gauge Field Theories
Jan Smith, Introduction to Quantum Fields on a
Lattice : A Robust Mate
H. Roth, Lattice Gauge Theories : An
Introduction
2006 NAS report: Revealing
the Hidden Nature of Space and Time: Charting the Course for Elementary
Particle Physics
2003 NAS
report: Connecting
Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century.
Grading
Homework will be assigned, but
will not be graded.
A final report on a related topic not
covered in class, or that goes deeper into a topic covered in class, will be
required to receive a grade. For an incomplete list of possible topics for a
report see this link.
Course content and goals:
This course is designed to familiarize graduate students with the details
of the Standard Model of Particles and Forces, its experimental successes and
its open problems, and then introduce the theoretical concepts beyond the
Standard Model, including supersymmetry, technicolor and compositeness, grand unification, and their
possible physical consequences.
Outline of lectures