8.811 Particle Physics II (MIT)
8.811, Particle Physics II, describes essential research in High Energy Physics. We derive the Standard Model (SM) first using a bottom up method based on Unitarity, in addition to the usual top down method using SU3xSU2xU1. We describe and analyze several classical experiments, which established the SM, as examples on how to design experiments. Further topics include heavy flavor physics, high-precision tests of the Standard Model, neutrino oscillations, searches for new phenomena (compositeness, supersymmetry, technical color, and GUTs), and discussion of expectations from future accelerators (B factory, LHC, large electron-positron linear colliders, etc). The term paper requires the students to have constant discussions with the instructor throughout the semester on theories, physics, measurables, signatures, detectors, resolution, background identification and elimination, signal to noise and statistical analysis.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Chen, Min
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- Tags: electron-positron and proton-antiproton collisions, electroweak phenomena, heavy flavor physics, and high-precision tests of the Standard Model, compositeness, supersymmetry, and GUTs, Top Quark, and expectations from future accelerators (B factory, LHC), electron-positron and proton-antiproton collisions,
- Course Publishing Date: Apr 18, 2006