PHY452 Particle Physics II

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. MassimilianoGrazzini
Prof. Ben Kilminster
Assistants: Clemens Lange
Peter Lowdon
Andrea Pattori
Lecture: Tuesday, 13:45 - 15:30, in ETH HIT F13
Exercises: Tuesday, 15:45 - 16:30, in ETH HIT F13

Introduction to the course

The course provides an introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics, with an elementary discussion of the main theoretical aspects together with a survey of their experimental validation at colliders. Starting from the study of the proton structure, the main aspects of strong interactions and the factorization theorem are discussed. The Fermi theory and the standard electroweak model are then introduced. Finally, the Standard Model Higgs sector and the flavor structure are discussed. The final part of the course applies these concepts to hadronic collisions, by discussing the main aspects of LHC physics, the basic measurements, the new physics searches and the recent Higgs boson discovery.

Lectures notes and exercises

17 FEB The proton structure I (TH) notes (PDF, 441 KB) exercises (PDF, 78 KB)
24 FEB The proton structure II (TH) notes (PDF, 371 KB) exercises (PDF, 245 KB)
03 MAR The proton structure III (TH) notes (PDF, 420 KB) exercises (PDF, 294 KB)
10 MAR The proton structure (EXP) notes (PDF, 9 MB) exercises (PDF, 209 KB)
slides (PDF, 4 MB)
17 MAR Weak interactions and the
SU(2)xU(1) gauge theory (TH)
notes (PDF, 217 KB) exercises (PDF, 287 KB)
24 MAR The Higgs mechanism (TH) notes (PDF, 134 KB) exercises (PDF, 937 KB)
31 MAR The CKM matrix (TH) notes (PDF, 107 KB) exercises (PDF, 301 KB)
14 APR Electroweak precision (EXP) notes (PDF, 16 MB) exercises (PDF, 233 KB)
slides (PDF, 857 KB)
21 APR Hadron colliders I (EXP) notes (PDF, 25 MB) exercises (PDF, 234 KB)
28 APR Neutrinos (TH) notes (PDF, 233 KB) exercises (PDF, 240 KB)
05 MAY Hadron colliders II (EXP)
SM tests and open issues (TH)
TH notes (PDF, 318 KB)
EXP notes (PDF, 12 MB)
exercises (PDF, 231 KB)
12 MAY Hadron collider physics (TH) notes (PDF, 8 MB) exercises (PDF, 238 KB)
19 MAY Hadron collider physics (EX) notes (PDF, 25 MB) exercises (PDF, 234 KB)

Bibliography - References