Standard Model and Beyond

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Oral exam


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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

Perturbative QCD

Beyond the Standard Model 

Educational aims

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.

Bibliographical references

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