Course Description


Unification

Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Physics 610
Fall 2014

Physics 610 will cover the following topics in Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking:

  • Introduction to the elementary particles and interactions
  • The Standard Model
  • Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Problems with the Standard Model
  • Discovery and Measurements of the Higgs Boson
  • Extensions to the Standard Model
  • Experiments with Hadron Colliders
  • Experiments with Lepton Colliders

These topics cover important issues in particle physics research today related to electroweak symmetry breaking. Throughout the course, the interplay between theory and experiment will be emphasized.