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Radboud universityProspectusesFaculty of Science > Master Physics and Astronomy

Particle Physics Phenomenology 

Course ID
NWI-NM010C
Credits
6
Scheduled
first semester
Teaching methods
  • 30 hrs lecture
  • 30 hrs problem session
Pre-requisites

Bachelor courses 'Kwantum Mechanica 2' and ’Structuur der Materie’

'Inl. Subatomaire Fysica' or ’Kwantum Mechanica’ 3 are a bonus.

Objectives
  • The student will be able to describe the production and detection methods of elementary particles
  • The student will be able to name the elementary particles, their properties and describe the history of their discovery
  • The student will be able to apply Feynman diagrams to fundamental processes and calculate their cross-sections or decay rates
  • The student will be able to apply symmetries and conservation laws
  • The student will be able to describe the Standard Model
Contents
Introduction to the elements of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics
Subjects
  • Introduction to the production and detection of elementary particles
  • Historical introduction to the elementary particles: featuring leptons, quarks and gauge bosons
  • Feynman diagrams: fundamental interactions in pictures
  • Symmetries and conservation laws
  • The Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics
Examination

Take home assignment

Literature
  • David Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008 (new edition), ISBN: 978-3-527-40601-2