Elementary Particle Phenomenology II
Physics 662
Winter 2006

Course Description:

Physics 662 continues the survey of the phenomena of the elementary particles of matter and their interactions begun in Physics 661. During this term we will study:
  • Quark Interactions and QCD
  • Weak Interactons
  • Electroweak Interactions and the Standard Model
  • Physics Beyond the Standard Model
  • Experimental methods
These topics include many of the fundamental issues of modern particle physics. Throughout the course, the interplay between theory and experiment will be emphasized.

Instructor: Prof. Jim Brau
414B Willamette
(enter through 414 Willamette)
Class Hours:TuTh 8:30 - 9:50
(and substitute hours to be determined)
Classroom:318 Willamette Hall
Office Hours: MWF 10-11 am
Texts:Introduction to High Energy Physics, 4th Edition (2000)
Donald H. Perkins
Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, 2nd Edition (2004)
Lars Bergstroem and Ariel Goobar
Grading:Grades will be based on homework problem sets, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Tentative Course Outline and Reading Assignments:

January 10 - January 17 Quark Interactions and QCD
Perkins, Chapter 6
January 19 - February 7 Weak Interactions
Perkins, Chapter 7
February 9-21 Electroweak Interactions and the Standard Model
Perkins, Chapter 8
February 23 - March 7 Experimental Methods
Perkins, Chapter 11
March 9-16 Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Perkins, Chapter 9