Particle Physics - II


This course will be based on the book High Pt Physics at hadron colliders (HPtP). This book provides a comprehensive introduction to high transverse momentum reactions at hadron (proton-proton or proton-antiproton) colliders. It begins by introducing the Standard Model of high energy physics and describes the specialized detectors used. It then gives a general treatment of the reactions to be studied and summarizes the state of the art in hadron collider physics, defined by Tevatron results. The experimental program at the detectors being built for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is described, with details of the search program and the general strategy to find the postulated Higgs particle. Speculations of physics beyond the Standard Model are also discussed. This book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in high energy physics. It incorporates a shareware program that enables the reader to reproduce many of the examples and exercises given in the text, and go beyond the scope of text into open-ended study.

The book makes extensive use of a single computational tool, CompHEP, both in the examples given in the text proper, and in the exercises. The aim was to expand the range of the text from a slightly formal academic presentation to a more interactive mode for the student, giving “hands on” experience. The plan was that the student would work the examples given in the text and the exercises and then be fully enabled to do problems on his or her own.

CompHEP is a package for evaluation of Feynman diagrams, integration over multi-particle phase space and event generation. It runs on Linux, MacOS, as well as on Windows

See how to run batch jobs and other exercises.

1. The Standard Model and electroweak symmetry breaking;
2. Detector basics;
3. Collider physics;
4. Tevatron physics;
5. Higgs search strategy;
6. SUSY and open problems in HEP;
Appendix A. The Standard Model;
Appendix B. A worked example in COMPHEP;
Appendix C. Kinematics; Appendix
Appendix D. Running couplings.

A short introduction to the Standard model will be given based on the Summer Student Lecture Programme 2008

More recent material and lectures can be found here: Summer Student Lecture Programme 2010

Recent results from Tevatron andLHC (especially QCD and Electroweak sessions) from Moriond 2011 update the material in Dan Green´s book

The Standard Model – A primer or Introduction to Elementary Particles have all necessary details to be able to calculate first order processes.

Other relevant books:

Collider Physics , Weak Scale Supersymmetry , The Ideas of Particle Physics: an introduction for scientists .

This week

Exercises & projects

Relevant references


The Standard Model
The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions
- Chapter 1 + related intros, App. A-B, Exercises (chap 1)
- Read Chapter 2, Exercises (chap 1)
- Read Chapter 3, Exercises (chap 1)
- Introduction to Supersymmetry - Børge K. Gjelsten
Read chapter 4
- About Top Quark (2010 by Yuriy Pylypchenko)

- Top quark at hadron colliders (Zofia Czykzula: 12-14.04.2011)
Read chapter 5

- W' searches at LHC (Magnar Bugge: 12.05.2011)

Read chapter 6

Project 1
Chapter 1-6
Project 2

Project 3

The Standard Model
-The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions
-Aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics
Physical basis and scattering experiments
Quantum Chromodynamics
Anatomy of EWSB
(1) SM Higgs (2) SUSY Higgs
(1) Talk (2) Talk (3) Talk
Calculating in SM Calc Higgs
Mysteries of Mass and
Supersymmetry: What? Why? When?
The dawn of physics beyond SM
Supersymmetry wikipedia
Supersymmetry facing experiment: much ado (already) about nothing (yet)

Discovery at the Tevatron? Lnuqq ttbar

CERN visit 2013?

CERN visit 2010