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SYLLABUS

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Course Description

**Physics 610** will cover the following topics
in **Collider Physics**:

- Introduction to the elementary particles and interactions
- The Standard Model
- Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
- Precision Tests of the Standard Model
- Problems with the Standard Model
- Extensions to the Standard Model
- Experiments with Hadron Colliders
- Experiments with Lepton Colliders

These topics represent an overview of the important issues
in particle physics research today.
Throughout the course, the interplay between
theory and experiment will be emphasized.

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Course Administration

** Instructor:**
Prof. Jim Brau

541-346-4766

414B Willamette

(enter through 414 Willamette)

jimbrau at uoregon.edu

** Class Hours:** TuTh 12:00 - 1:50 (tentative)

** Classroom:** 318 Willamette Hall

**Office Hours:** MW 10-11 am

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Physics 610 web page:** http://physics.uoregon.edu/~jimbrau/ph610-2010

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Reading Material

__Primary Study Materials:__

**Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking**

Sally Dawson

Lectures given at the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields, 2-11 October, 2008, Sonora, Mexico

AIP Conf.Proc.1116:11-34,2009

http://arxiv.org/abs/0812.2190

**Unanswered Questions in the Electroweak Theory**

Chris Quigg

Ann.Rev.Nucl.Part.Sci.59:505-555,2009

http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.3187

**Unanswered Questions in the Higgs Bosons, Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, and the Physics of the Large Hadron Collider**

Chris Quigg

Contemp.Phys.48:1-11,2007

http://arxiv.org/abs/0704.2045

**Supersymmetry in Elementary Particle Physics**

Michael Peskin

Lectures presented at the 2006 TASI summer school

http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.1928

**Beyond the Standard Model**

J. Lliopoulos

Lectures presented at 2007 European School of High-Energy Physics

http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1143385/files/p139.pdf

**Dark Matter and Particle Physics**

Michael Peskin

J.Phys.Soc.Jap.76:111017,2007

http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.1928

__Secondary Study Materials:__

**The Anatomy of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking I: The Higgs Boson in the Standard Model**

Abdelhak Djouadi

Phys.Rept.457:1-216,2008

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0503172

**The Anatomy of Electro-Weak Symmetry Breaking. II: The Higgs bosons in the Minimal Supersymmetric Model**

Abdelhak Djouadi

Phys.Rept.459:1-241,2008

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0503173

**Beyond the Standard Model : supersymmetry**

I. Antoniadis

Lectures presented at 2008 European School of High-Energy Physics

http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1183648/files/p157.pdf

**Particle Data Group Tables and Reports**

http://pdg.lbl.gov/

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Grading Policy

Grades will be based on homework problem sets, a mid-term exam and
a final exam.

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Prerequisites

This course is a one semester stand-alone course, intended for students
with an interest in the underlying theoretical basis of
energy frontier collider experiments. Students should have
mastered undergraduate courses on

- Modern physics
- Basic quantum mechanics
- Relativistic mechanics