Elementary Particle Phenomenology
Physics 661 begins a survey of the
phenomena of the elementary particles of matter
and their interactions.
For this term we will study (time permitting):
- Introduction to Antiparticles, Interactions and Feynman Diagrams, and Particle Exchange;
- Leptons and the Weak Interaction;
- Quarks and Hadrons;
- Space-Time Symmetries;
- The Quark Model;
- QCD, Jets and Gluons.
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 second term, Physics 662.