Syllabus spring term 2007


Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Optional for: F4. Course coordinator: Prof Paula Eerola,, Fysiska inst (MN). Recommended prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Basic Course (FMF020). Assessment: Written examination.

The purpose of the course is to give information about the origin of matter and the forces of nature, to indicate the experimental methods used in Elementary Particle Physics research, and to inform about the current development and the cosmological connection.

The following topics are included: Theory: the building blocks of matter, the mediators of force, the quark model of hadrons, symmetries, deep inelastic scattering, QED, weak interaction, strong interaction, gravitation, the Standard Model, the Higgs mechanism. Techniques: accelerators, relativistic kinematics, detector systems, new methods. Frontline research: accelerator based and non accelerator based research, the cosmologic link.

Martin, B.R. & Shaw, G: Particle Physics 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons,1997.