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