### Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics - WS 2011/2012

On these pages you can find all the information concerning the Lectures "Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics", the exercises, and other useful material. The lectures are held in English. There are four hours lectures per week, two hours exercises per week. The course is ECTS-Studium and accounts for 10 ECTS-Credits. The exam is oral (we will reconsider this four weeks before the exam based on the number of registered students). You are very warmly encouraged to work out all the assigned exercises. Prerequisites of the course are: Quantum Mechanics I and II. If you have not yet done you are advised to follow Quantum Mechanics II by Prof. Ratz. Complementary courses warmly suggested to be followed together with this are: "Advanced Quantum Field Theory" by Prof. Ibarra and "Renormalization and renormalization group methods in the Standard Mondel and New Physics Models" by Prof. Buras.

### Program of the Lecture

- The Standard Model of Particle Physics
- Quantum Electrodynamics, cross sections, scattering
- Loops and renormalization
- Quantum Chromodynamics
- Spontaneous Symmetry breaking, Electroweak Theory
- Beyond the Standard Model

### Time and Location of Lectures

- Lectures:
Prof. Dr. Nora Brambilla,

Tuesday 12-13.30, Friday 12-13.30 Room PH HS 3

Lectures start on October 18.

(Possible time and place variations will be published here)

### Time and Location of Exercises

- Exercise Group 1: Carolin Braeuninger, Monday 10-12, Room PH 3343

- Exercise Group 2: Jesus Torrado Cacho, Tuesday 10-12 Room C3201

- Exercise Group 3: Maria Valentina Carlucci, Thursday 10-12 Room C3201

Exercises start on October 24.

#### EXERCISES WEB PAGE

Here you find all the information about the exercises, exercises texts (available on this web site on Thursday the week before the corresponding exercises lecture and presented on Friday during the lecture) and solutions.#### BLOG, TUTORIALS, MATERIAL and NOTES to complement the lectures

#### Collection of PARTICLE PHYSICS WEB SITES

#### Suggested Books

##### Introduction to Particle Physics

- I. Aitchinson and A. Hey, Gauge Theories in Particle Physics I, Taylor and Francis, 2003.
- I. Aitchinson and A. Hey, Gauge Theories in Particle Physics II, Taylor and Francis, 2004.
- B. Martin and G. Shaw, Particle Physics, Wiley, 2008.
- D. Griffith, Introduction to Elementary Particle, Wiley-VCH 2008.
- O. Nachtmann, Elementary Particle Physics, Springer-Verlag 1990.
- C. Burgess and G. Moore, The Standard Model: A Primer, Cambridge University Press 2007
- F. Halzen and A. Martin, Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, 1984, John Wiley and Sons
- T. Cheng, L. Li, Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics, Oxford University Press, 1985.
- J. F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, and B. R. Holstein, Dynamics of the standard model, vol. 2, Camb. Monogr. Part. Phys. Nucl. Phys. Cosmol., 1992.

##### General Overview of Quantum Field Theory

- M. Peskin and D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Addison Wesley, 1995.
- M. Maggiore, A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Oxford University Press, 2005.
- P. Ramond, Field Theory, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1981.
- S. Weinberg, The Quantum Field Theory of Fields Vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

##### Gauge Field Theories

- K. Huang, Quarks, Leptons and Gauge Fields, World Scientific, 1992.
- S. Pokorski, Gauge Field Theories, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- D. Bailin, A; Love, Introduction to Gauge Field Theories, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1993.
- I. Aitchinson, Gauge Field Theories, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
- T. Cheng, L. Li, Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics, Oxford University Press, 1985.

##### Group Theory

- J.F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, Academic Press 1984.
- H. Georgi, Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company 1982.
- S. Scherer, Gruppentheorie in der Physik I und II (in German), Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 2005.
- F.J. Yndurain, Elements of Group Theory, e-Print: arXiv:0710.0468.

##### Renormalization

- J. Collins, Renormalization, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
- P. Pascual, R. Tarrach, QCD: renormalization for the practitioner, Springer-Verlag 1984.
- G. Leibbrandt, Rev. Mod. Phys. 47, 849-876 (1975).