- Reminder on Standard Model interactions
- Reminder on Special Relativity
- Reminder on Quantum Mechanics
- Free-particle Solutions in Weyl and Pauli-Dirac representations
- Spinor projection operators and completeness relations
- S-matrix and Feynman rules for QED
- Electroweak gauge interactions
- Strong gauge interactions
- Charged-current and neutral-current interactions
- Universality, V-A and parity violation
- Hypercharge assignments in the Standard Model
- Higgs mechanism for non-abelian gauge group
- Fermion masses and CKM mixing matrix
- Box diagrams and GIM mechanism
- Neutral meson oscillations and CP-violation
- Constraints on the unitarity triangles
- Neutrino masses and PMNS mixing matrix
- Atmospheric and solar neutrinos, MSW effect
- Normal versus inverted neutrino mass hierarchy
- Hints of flavor non-universality
- Possible BSM scenarios

While GETA made only use of concepts in quantum mechanics, this course will make use of concepts in quantum field theory. Due to time constraints we will be unable to go into details (technical and conceptual issues are nicely separated in the QFT book by Mark Srednicki). Nonetheless, anybody planning to specialize in theory is strongly encouraged to attend (at a later point in his/her career) a course in quantum field theory.

- D. Griffith: "Introduction to Elementary Particles", Wiley (2008).
- C.G.Tully: "Elementary Particle Physics in a Nutshell", Princeton University Press (2011).
- M. Thomson: "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press (2013).
- J.F. Donoghue, E. Golowich and B.R. Holstein: "Dynamics of the Standard Model", Cambridge University Press (2014).
- M.D. Schwartz: "Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model", Cambridge University Press (2014).
- G. Barr, R. Devenish, R. Walczak and T. Weidberg: "Particle Physics in the LHC era", Oxford University Press (2016).

In addition, I produce a document which serves as a reading help to the book by highlighting key points (from the theory viewpoint). It's supposed to let you think about self-assessment questions, and to give you an idea where you should be in your studies, at any given point in time.

Language: | German or English (as preferred by the audience) |

Lectures/Exercises: | Mon, 14-16, F.13.17 |

Lectures/Exercises: | Wed, 10-12, D.10.08 |

Lectures/Exercises: | Thu, 10-12, D.10.08 |

Exercises: | On any weekday possible; scheduled as deemed useful; the latest theory series will be available here. |

Start: | Mon 3 April 2023. |

Last Update: Mon Apr 3 10:53:47 CEST 2023