Physics 662 continues the survey of the phenomena of the elementary particles of matter and their interactions. Over the three term sequence (661, 662, and 663) we will include applications of particle physics to questions of cosmology and astrophysics. During this term we will study:
 Quark Interactions and QCD
 Weak Interactons
 Cosmic Neutrinos
 Electroweak Interactions and the Standard Model
 Physics Beyond the Standard Model
 Relativity and Cosmological Models
These topics include many of the fundamental issues of modern particle physics, and conclude with an introduction to cosmology.
Instructor:  Prof. Jim Brau 
(3464766)  
414B Willamette  
(enter through 414 Willamette)  
Class Hours:  UT 9:00  10:20 
(and substitute hours to be determined)  
318 Willamette Hall  
Office Hours:  MWF 1011 am 
Texts:  Introduction to High Energy Physics, 4th Edition (2000) 
Donald H. Perkins  
Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, 2nd edition (2004)  
Lars Bergstrom and Ariel Goobar  
I am trying to determine if it will be available this term.  
Grading:  Grades will be based on homework problem sets, a midterm exam, and a final exam. 
January 613  The Quark Interactions and QCD 
Perkins, Chapter 6  
January 1527  Weak Interactions 
Perkins, Chapter 7  
January 29February 3  Cosmic Neutrinos 
Bergstrom and Goobar, Chapter 15  
February 5  MIDTERM EXAM 
February 1019  Electroweak Interactions and the Standard Model 
Perkins, Chapter 8  
February 24March 2  Physics Beyond the Standard Model 
Perkins, Chapter 9  
March 4March 11  General Relativity and Cosmological Models 
Bergstrom and Goobar, Chapter 2  
Bergstrom and Goobar, Chapter 3  
Perkins, Chapter 10  
Bergstrom and Goobar, Chapter 4  
March 15, 8:30 AM
 FINAL EXAM

