Standard Model and Beyond
Period of duration of course
The course is aimed at last-year master students.
Required: Quantum Field Theory (Fisica Teorica) 1
Suggested: Quantum Field Theory (Fisica Teorica) 2, Quantum Chromodynamics, Effective Field Theories
Introduction to the SM as an effective field theory
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Electroweak and Higgs Precision Tests
Flavour in the SM and beyond
Beyond the Standard Model
The course will provide an introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics, both in its theoretical and phenomenological aspects. The Standard Model gives the most complete and accurate description of the fundamental interactions formulated so far, whose predictions are in agreement with all laboratory experiments. The course will cover topics that are essential for anyone who wants to pursue theoretical or experimental research in high-energy physics.
Barbieri, Ten Lectures on the Electroweak Interactions
Grossman and Nir, The Standard Model: from fundamental symmetries to experimental tests
Donoghue, Golowich and Holstein, Dynamics of the Standard Model
Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model
Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, vol. I and II