Topics in Theoretical Physics: " Origins of the Standard Model"

Course description Topics in Theoretical Physics: " Origins of the Standard Model"
Year: 2013-2014
Catalog number:
  • Dr.A.Boyarsky
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 6
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class


Title: “Origins of the Standard Model”

Content of the course:
1. From relativistic Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Field Theory
2. Weak and strong interactions
3. Model of Fermi and model of Yukawa
4. Internal inconsistencies of Fermi model. Ways to resolve them
5. Predictions of massive vector bosons
6. Non-Abelian gauge symmetries and their spontaneous breaking
7. Higgs field and Higgs boson
8. Electroweak theory
9. Sketchy overview of Quantum Chromodynamics and modern views on strong interactions
10. Main observational problems “beyond the Standard Model”

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Suggested literature

1) J. Horejsi “ Introduction to Electroweak Unification: Standard Model
from Tree Unitarity” Link

2) “Gauge Theory of elementary particle physics” (any edition)
by Ta-Pei Cheng and Ling-Fong Li Link

3) As a general reference for Quantum Field theory the book by
M.E. Peskin and D.V.Schroeder, “An Introduction to Quantum Field
Theory” (any edition)Link


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