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 highenergy 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 
ExercisesProjects 

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.  Appendix A4 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 ElectronPositron Collisions. 10. High Energy Interactions and Dynamic Quark Model 14. Fundamental aspects of Nucleon Interactions. 11. The Standard Model of the Microcosm. 12. CPViolation 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
201516
Particles
and Fundamental interactions, Braibant 2012
Modern Particle Physics, Thomson 2013 Nuclear and Particle Physics, Amsler 2015 CERN summer student lectures Review of particle properties Nobel Lectures in Physics HyperPhysics CERN ALICE ATLAS CERN visits: 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 CERN visit 29 March – 1 April 2016 Previous lectures: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2005 
Problems to be solved see Time plan 2016 Compulsory Assignments see 2016 Written Final Exam: June 6 2014 Exam questions (ORAL) 2015 Exam questions (ORAL) IMPORTANT: these are examples of sets of ORAL exams from 2014 and 2015. The WRITTEN exam in 2016 will be of different form and will also contain more calculations and detailed questions, in the line of the the first 2 assignments! Pensum Exam 2015 