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.

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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