PHZ4390 Overview
Fall 2015 



About the course This onesemester course is designed to give an introduction to history, basic concepts and major experimental results that emerged from the ultimate quest for understanding the most fundamental constituents of matter and the primary forces of nature. This class is not intended as a systematic study of the subject. If you chose to pursue graduate studies in particle physics, you will get systematic advanced courses as part of your graduate curriculum. Rather, I want to leave you with a preliminary understanding of a broad spectrum of interesting questions and topics in highenergy particle physics. Topics
Grading: Grades will be based on your homework assignments (approximately, one in twothree weeks), two partial exams (one in the middle of the semester, one in the end) and quick quizzes in class. The second exam may be substituted to the paper presentations by students, will be discussed in class. The exams will be 40% of your grade each, the homework 50%, and in class quick quizzes 10%. There will be bonus questions in the HW and exams.
Your final grades will be based on the percentage from the maximum possible total score:
