PHY452 Elementary Particle Theory

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Pozzorini  ( Y36 K78 )

 Dr. Jean-Nicolas Lang Hantian Zhang( Y36 K42 )

Module Code:  PHY 452
ECTS Credits: 10


This course provides and introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics Phenomenology. The main subjects are:

  • Relativistic kinematics
  • Basics of Quantum Field Theory (Lagrangian formalism, Feynman rules)
  • Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)
  • Gauge symmetries
  • Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and Parton Model
  • Electroweak Standard Model
  • Higgs mechanism
  • Flavour physics



Wednesday 10:15-12:00 in  Y21 F70

Friday 10:15-12:00 in Y35 F47

Exercises (start on 25.9)

Wednesday 14:00-15:45 in Y35 F47

(Hand in by Tuesday 12:00)

Suggested References

Halzen, F./Martin, A.: "Quarks and Leptons", John Wiley & Sons (1984)

Aitchison, I./Hey, A.: "Gauge Theories in Particle Physics", CRC Press (2012)

Thomson, M.: "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press (2013)

Peskin, M.E. / Schroeder D.V.:"An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Addison-Wesley (1995)

Bohm M./ Denner A. / Joos H.: "Gauge Theories of the Strong and Electroweak Interaction", Teubner (2001)