Physics 226: Particle Physics Phenomenology

Fall 2011


Instructor: Marjorie Shapiro



Reading Material and Homework Will be Added the Week of the Lecture



Week

Dates

Topic

Reading Material

Homework

Solutions

1

08/25/11

Introduction

Lecture 1 Notes





2

08/31/11

Interactions of Particles with Matter, Detectors

Lecture 2 Slides

PDG: Interaction of Particles w/ Matter
PDG: Detectors
PDG: Accelerators

Lecture 3 Part I Slides: Detectors Continued

Lecture 3 Part II Slides: Yury Kolomensky on Accelerators

Problem Set 1: Due Thurs Sept 8


09/01/11

More on Detectors and Accelerators

3

09/06/11

Elements of Statistics

PDG:Probabilty
PDG:Statistics

PDG:Probabilty
Lectures 4 and 5 Slides

Probem Set 2: Due Tues Sept 26


09/08/11

Elements of Statistics (II)


Statistics Lectures from SLAC Users Organization Seminar Series


Statistics Lectures by Louis Lyons at Fermilab (with streaming video)

4

09/13/11

Symmetries and Conservations Laws: Isospin and Strangeness


Lecture 6 Slides


Lecture 7 Slides



09/15/11

Symmetries and Conservation Laws: SU(3)flavor

5

09/20/11

Symmetries and Conservation Laws: C, P and CP


Lecture 8 Slides

Probem Set 3: Due Thurs October 13



09/22/11

Cross Sections and Decay Rates: The Basics

6

09/27/11

Cross Sections and Decay Rates: Additional Details


Lecture 9 and 10 Summary



09/29/11

The Structure of the Nucleon: Early History

7

10/04/11

10/06/11

The Structure of the Nucleon: Structure Functions


Lecture 11 Slides


Lecture 12 Slides

Probem Set 4: Due Thurs October 27


8

10/11/11

Strong Interactions: The gluon and the QCD Lagrangian


Lecture 13 and 14 slides


Bill Gary's 2009 CTEQ Lecture on Fragmentation



10/13/11

Strong Interactions: e+e- to hadrons

9

10/18/11

Strong Interactions: More on jet fragmentation




Lecture 15 slides



10/20/11

Strong Interactions: Quarkonium

10

10/25/11

Weak Interactions: Parity non-conservation and (V-A)


Lecture 16 slides

Probem Set 5: Due Thurs Nov 177


10/27/11

Weak Interactions: Weak Decays

11

11/01/11

11/03/11

Weak Interactions: Kaon Decays and CP Violation

Weak Interactions: The CKM Matrix

Nobel Prize Lecture: Fitch

Nobel Prize Lecture Cronin

PDG: The CKM Matrix




12

11/08/11

Weak Interactions: Neutral Currents






11/10/11

Modern Electroweak Theory

13

11/15/11

Neutrino Physics (I)






11/17/11

Neutrino Physics (II)

14

11/22/11

Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and the Search for the Higgs




15


11/30/11

SUSY




12/01/11

Grand Unification and Cosmology