Physics 8810: Particle Physics

Fall 2007

MWF 12:50-1:45 177 Physics

Professor: David Cinabro(333 Physics, 313-577-2918, cinabro@physics.wayne.edu, http://motor1.physics.wayne.edu/cinabro.html)
Office Hours: 9:30-10:30 Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment
Texts: Quarks and Leptons by Halzen and Martin
Particle Data Book. Available for free from the Particle Data Group
Homework(66%)
Weekly homework assignments. One or two problems from each class. All those assigned in one week are due the following Wednesday.
Presentations(34%)
Student presentations of topics in current particle physics research. Ideally these will be tailored to the students research interests. Two days will be spent on each of these topics with the student giving a presentation either at the beginning or end.
Final
Scheduled for Wednesday 19 December, 10:40-13:10. We will skip this, with the student presentation acting as a final.

Day by Day in Class

Date Topic Sections Problems
5 Sep Introduction - -
7 Sep Cancelled - -
10 Sep Quarks, Color, and Interactions 1.1-1.5 Ex 1.1
12 Sep Weak Interactions, Gravity, Experiments 1.6-1.10 Ex 1.2
14 Sep Symmetries and Groups 1 2.1-2.5 Ex 2.2, 2.4
17 Sep Symmetries and Groups 2 2.6-2.9 Ex 2.8
19 Sep Mesons and Baryons 2.10-2.11 Ex 2.9,2.15
21 Sep Magnetic Moments and Heavy Quarks 2.12-2.13 Ex 2.18,2.22
24 Sep Hadron Masses and Color 2.14-2.15 Ex 2.30
26 Sep QM Reivew and Four Vectors 3.1-3.4 Ex 3.1,3.2
28 Sep Antiparticles and Scattering 3.5-3.7 Ex 3.5
1 Oct Spinless Electrons 1 4.1-4.4 Ex 4.3
3 Oct Spinless Electrons 2 4.5-4.9 Ex 4.4,4.10
5 Oct Adding Spin 1 5.1-5.3 Ex 5.2, 5.5
8 Oct Adding Spin 2 5.4-5.7 Ex 5.7, 5.11
10 Oct Moller Scattering 6.1-6.4 Ex 6.1
12 Oct Electron Muon Scattering 6.5-6.9 Ex 6.4, 6.8
15 Oct Propagators 6.10-6.13 Ex 6.15
17 Oct Electron Photon Interactions 6.14-6.17 Ex 6.20,6.23
19 Oct Loops and Renormalization 7.1-7.10 -
22 Oct Form Factors 8.1-8.2 Ex 8.4,8.8
24 Oct ep Scattering 8.3-8.5 Ex 8.11,8.12
26 Oct Bjorken Scaling 9.1-9.2 Ex 9.6, 9.8
29 Oct Partons 9.3-9.4 Ex 9.10
31 Oct Intro to QCD 10.1-10.3 Ex 10.1
2 Nov Cancelled - -
5 Nov Weak Interactions 12.1-12.4 Ex 12.1, 12.5
7 Nov Weak Decay 12.5-12.6 Ex 12.12, 12.13
9 Nov Weak Scattering 12.7-12.10 Ex 12.15
12 Nov CKM and CP Violation 12.11-12.14 Ex 12.21,12,26
14 Nov Electroweak Effects 13.1-13.4 Ex 13.3,13.4
16 Nov Electroweak Interactions 13.5-13.7 Ex 13.10,13.12
19 Nov Beyond Standard Model: Modern Cosmology Inflation and Baryogenisis - -
21 Nov Beyond Standard Model: Modern Cosmology Dark Matter and Energy - -
26 Nov Beyond Standard Model: Higgs Mechanism and Little Higgs Models 14.1-14.4 Ex 14.6
28 Nov Beyond Standard Model: Massive Neutrinos 14.5-15.6 -
30 Nov Tarini: RHI Interactions - -
3 Dec Beyond Standard Model: Supersymmetry - -
5 Dec Beyond Standard Model: Extra Dimensions and Strings - -
7 Dec Beyond Standard Model: Unparticles - -
10 Dec Bodin: SCET - -
12 Dec Lincoln: Beyond SM D-Mixing - -


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