Introductory Experimental High Energy Physics

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Prerequisiti

prerequisite: undergraduate classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism, some elements of Quantum Mechanics.

Suggested audience: third year Physics students

Programma

  • Symmetries and Laws of Physics, the basis of the Standard Model.

  • Particle classification.

  • Particle acceleration, accelerators (overview).

  • Particle beams, luminosity and cross sections.

  • Electroweak interactions and physics at  e+e- colliders (LEP) 

  • Strong interactions: proton structure and physics at hadron colliders (LHC)

  • Weak interactions: Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa quark-mixing matrix, CP violation, unitarity triangle.

Obiettivi formativi

Learning the basics of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, also through some of the experiments that have contributed to its development.

Riferimenti bibliografici

D. Perkins: Introduction to High Energy Physics, Cambridge University Press

David Griffiths: Introduction to Elementary Particles, Wiley-VCH