Lecture Notes
Lecture notes will appear on this site as we go through the course
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Textbook Sections
(Martin & Shaw)
Note 01
Natural Units. Standard Model Summary 1.1, 1.5;  Appendix E
Note 02 Relativistic Kinematics (1)
Appendix A
Note 03 Relativistic Kinematics (2) Appendix A
Note 04 Quantum Mechanics
Note 05 Main experimental observables: cross section and decays (lifetime, width, branching ratio)
Appendix B (B1-B3)
Note 06 Theorist talking: cross sections (matrix element, phase space)  1.3, 1.4; Appendix B (B4-B5)
Note 07 Theorist talking: decays and resonances
1.3, 1.4; Appendix B (B4-B5)
Note 08 Theorist talking: exchange with particles and Feynman diagrams 1.3, 1.4; Appendix B (B4-B5)
Experimental techniques
Note 09 Sources of high energy particles
Note 10
Interactions of particles with matter
Note 11 Detectors
Note 12
Examples of contemporary experiments
Note 13
Experimentalist basics: signal/background, trigger and cuts, statistical and systematic errors
Discovery of constituents of matter and fundamental forces
Note 14 Where it all began: discovery of e, p, n, γ.
Note 15 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. Antimatter. Discovery of positron, anti-proton.
Note 16 Search for Yukawa particle. Discovery of muon, pion, neutral pion.
1.4;  2.2.3
Note 17 Neutrino: hypothesis, discovery.
Note 18 Antineutrino. Lepton numbers. Muon neutrino. Tau-lepton and tau-neutrino. Lepton universality.
Note 19 Strange particles. Resonances.
2.2, 5 and 6
Note 20
Three quarks. Three colors. Are the quarks real?
Note 21
Visionaries: "discovery" of QED, QCD, ElectroWeak theories. Discovery of g, W, Z. Do we need more quarks? 7, 8
Note 22 More quarks: c, b, t. Are there more generations?
3.4.1, 6.1
Three forces in the Standard Model
Note 21 Role of symmetries

Note 22 Electromagnetic force: charge, photons, loops, renormalization, running α, g-2

Note 23
Strong force: color charges, gluons, running αs, V(r) at large distances, confinement

Note 24
Strong force: V(r) at small distances and asymptotic freedom

Note 25
Weak force: CC, P-violation (K- and β-decays). K0-anti-K0 mixing. Strangeness oscillations. Ks regeneration.

Note 26
Weak force: discovery of CP-violation, indirect and direct CP-violation, evidence for indirect CP-violation.

Note 27
Weak force: quark mixing (GIM, CKM), K-, D-, B-, Bs-oscillations.

Note 28
Weak force: CKM parameters and CP violation. Role of B-mesons. B-factories. CP-violation in B-mesons.

Note 29
Weak force: neutrino masses and oscillations

Note 30
Electro-Weak unification: Gauge invariance principle. Problem of masses. Higgs mechanism.

Note 31 Where is the Higgs boson?

Beyond the Standard Model
Note 32
GUT, proton decay, leptoquark searches, monopole searches.

Note 33
SUSY, search for SUSY particles, WIMPs

Note 34
Strings. Extra dimensions. Micro black holes.

A. Korytov, Aug 29, 2007