Physics 661                Elementary Particle Phenomenology

Winter 2012

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Course Description


Elementary Particle Phenomenology
Physics 661
Winter 2012

Physics 661 begins a survey of the phenomena of the elementary particles of matter and their interactions. For the winter term we will study (time permitting):

  • Quarks and Leptons
  • Interactions and Fields
  • Invariance Principles and Conservation Laws
  • Quarks in Hadrons
  • Lepton and Quark Scattering
  • Quark Interactions and QCD

These topics cover important introductory material in particle physics. Throughout the course, the interplay between theory and experiment will be emphasized. This first quarter course ( Physics 661 ) begins the study of the field of particle physics, with further introductory material and applications to follow in the spring term, Physics 662.