Farid.Ould-Saada

FYS3510
Subatomic physics with applications in astrophysics
Spring 2015



The book Particles and Fundamental interactions aims to provide the basis of theoretical foundation and phenomenological knowledge of the structure of matter at the subatomic level. It starts by presenting the general concepts at the simplest level and does not require previous knowledge of the field, except for the basic quantum mechanics. The readers are gradually introduced to the increasingly more advanced topics, so that this text can accompany students all the way to their graduate and doctoral studies in experimental high-energy physics. Special emphasis is placed on experimental and phenomenological aspects of the field and how measurements and theory interplay in the development of particle physics.




Lecture notes (only “print” when green)

Material

Exercises-Projects

1. Historical Notes and Fundamental Concepts.
2. Particle Interactions with matter and detectors.
3. Particle Accelerators and Particle Detection.
- Appendix A2 A3
4. Paradigm of Interactions: Electromagnetic Case.
5. First Discussion of the Other Fundamental Interactions.
6. Invariance and Conservation Principles.
7. Hadron Interactions at Low Energies and the Static Quark Model.
8. Weak Interactions and Neutrinos.
Hands on ATLAS data - Masterclass instructions
9. Discoveries in Electron-Positron Collisions.
10. High Energy Interactions and Dynamic Quark Model
14. Fundamental aspects of Nucleon Interactions.
11. The Standard Model of the Microcosm.
12. CP-Violation and Particle Oscillations.
13. Some outstanding questions
15. Heavy Ion collisions (see CERN lectures).
HE Heavy Ion Physics (from previous year)
A3. Basic concepts of relativity and classical EM.
A4. Dirac’s equation and formalism.
Pensum 2015

Particles and Fundamental interactions, Braibant 2012
Modern Particle Physics, Thomson 2013

CERN summer student lectures
Review of particle properties
Nobel Lectures in Physics
HyperPhysics

CERN ALICE ATLAS
CERN visits: 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015
CERN 2015: March 23-26: Program

Previous lectures: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Problems to be solved – see also Time plan:
- 1.4 - 1.7. Read Supplement 1.1
- 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.11. Read Supp. 2.1 & 2.2 (Feb.12)
- 3.5, 3.6, 3.9, 3.10, 3.13, 3.14, 3.18-3,20. Read Supp. 1.1 (Feb.19)
- Ch4,5 – part of assignment 1
- 6.1-6.7 (Mar.10)
- Ch7 – part of assignment 2
- Ch8 – 8.8, 8.9, 8.12, 8.17
- Ch10 – 10.2, 10.3, 10.6, 10.7

Compulsory Assignments 1-4
- 1st to be delivered 12.3 @12:15
- 2nd to be delivered 21.4 @15:15

Exam: June 9-10
2014 Exam questions
Pensum Exam 2015