Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course covers the theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics and Electroweak theory. Together, these make up the Standard Model of particle physics. The course also gives a brief introduction to CP violation and supersymmetry. The course gives a basis for calculating and understanding simple cross sections for collisions and particle production involving strong and electroweak forces.
After completing this course, the students should be able to
- explain the quark and gluon fields, the strong nuclear force, and the underlying symmetries,
- explain the symmetries of the electroweak theory, and their breaking via the Higgs mechanism,
- calculate simple cross sections involving quarks and gluons,
- explain CP violation involving K-mesons, and the origin of the CKM matrix,
- present the basic principles of supersymmetry
Required Previous Knowledge
Minimum 60 ECTS in physics + PHYS241 or equivalent course.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline