PHY563 The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Gino Isidori   Y36 J82

Dr. Darius Faroughy Y36 J36

Julie Pagès  Y36 J44

Module Code: PHY563, 402-0895-00L
ECTS Credits: 6


  • The Fermi theory of weak interactions  
  • The Standard Model (SM)
  • Electroweak precision tests of the SM
  • Higgs physics 
  • Flavour physics
  • Neutrino physics 
  • The main open problems of the SM
  • The SM as an effective theory 


The course is held remotely on zoom.

Zoom link  [Lectures only]



Friday 07:45 - 09:30 

First Lecture:  26.02.2021


Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 

First Exercise session:  03.03.2021

Zoom link [Exercises only]

Lecture Details

Lecture Date Handwritten notes


Lecture 1 26.02.2021

Notes 1 (PDF, 1 MB)

Zoom video
Lecture 2  05.03.2021 Notes 2 (PDF, 815 KB) Zoom video
Lecture 3 12.03.2021 Notes 3 (PDF, 1 MB) Zoom video
Lecture 4 19.03.2021 Notes 4 (PDF, 1 MB) Zoom video
Lecture 4 26.03.2021 Notes 5 (prelim) (PDF, 1 MB) Zoom video


Exercise Details

Suggested References

  • R. Barbieri, Ten Lectures on the ElectroWeak Interactions  0706.0684
  • P. Langacker, Introduction to the Standard Model and Electroweak Physics 0901.0241
  • J.F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B.R Holstein, Dynamics of the Standard Model (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

See also:

QFT-II part IV (from my 2020 QFT-II course)