Date  Notes  
Wednesday 1/6  Introductions, course policies, course web page. Review of the final exam from part I.  
Friday 1/8  Basic ingredients of a theory model: particles, gauge groups, representations, gauge and Yukawa interactions. The Standard Model: particles and their quantum numbers. Review of SM gauge interactions. Gauge boson selfinteractions. Couplings among the W, Z and photon. Yukawa couplings. CKM matrix.  
Monday 1/11  Discussion of the diphoton excess in ATLAS and CMS.  
Wednesday 1/13  Peskin Chapter 14: The parton model of hadron structure. Asymptotic freedom. Hadroproduction in e+e collisions (section 5.1, "Production of quarkantiquark pairs", Fig. 5.3). and hadron collisions (Chapter 14). Peskin Chapter 14. Deep inelastic scattering. Asymptotic freedom. RGE for the gauge coupling in nonabelian gauge theories.  
Friday 1/15  Peskin Chapter 17. From quarks to QCD. e+e annihilation into hadrons  cancellation of infrared divergences. Leading order (LO) vs nexttoleading order (NLO) Monte Carlo event generators. Peskin Chapter 17. Running of alpha3. Gluon emission and jet production.  
Monday 1/18  No class: MLK day.  
Wednesday 1/20  Peskin Section 17.3. Deep inelastic scattering (electron on proton). 17.3 Deep inelastic scattering (neutrino on proton) The parton distribution functions. Sea and valence quarks.  
Friday 1/22  Relations among the crosssections for various partonlevel processes. General kinematics of pair production.  
Monday 1/25  Jet pair production. Parton level QCD crosssections. Color factors. Crossing symmetry.  
Wednesday 1/27 
More parton level crosssections.
Detailed balancing. Predicting the rate for
dark matter production at colliders,
hepph/0403004. Begin "QCD and Collider Physics" Chapter 3.1: The total hadronic crosssection in e+e collisions. Infrared safe observables. Common renormalization scale choices. 

Friday 1/29  "QCD and Collider Physics" Chapter 3.3: Jet crosssections. Chapter 3.4: Event shape variables.  
Monday 2/1  Chapter 3.5: The triple gluon vertex. BengtssonZerwas angle. Chapter 5.1. Parton Branching. Splitting functions. Phase space for parton splitting.  
Wednesday 2/3  DGLAP equations. Monte Carlo simulation of parton showering.  
Friday 2/5  Hadronization models. General purpose event generators: ISAJET, PYTHIA, HERWIG.  
Monday 2/8  Intro to the MSSM. Particle content of the MSSM. Quantum numbers.  
Wednesday 2/10  SUSY nomenclature. The need for 2 Higgs doublets. Cancellation of quadratic divergences. Hierarchy problem. Gauge coupling unification.  
Friday 2/12  Gauge interactions of superpartners. Main SUSY production processes at the LHC.  
Monday 2/15  Supersymmetry transformation on component fields. Superspace. Superfields. Grassmann numbers and integration. Superpotential. Deriving the SUSY interactions from the superpotential.  
Wednesday 2/17  Rparity violating terms in the superpotential. Matter parity. Rparity. Proton decay. Fterms.  
Friday 2/19  RGE's and beta functions for the gauge couplings in the SM and MSSM. SU(5) GUTs. Doublettriplet splitting problem. Solving the RGE's for the gauge couplings. Predictions from grand unification: M_susy. The SUSY soft breaking Lagrangian: soft mass parameters. Counting input parameters. Constraints from flavor and CP violating processes.  
Monday 2/22  Computing the SUSY mass spectrum in a given model of SUSY breaking. Gaugino mass RGE and its solution. Consequences from the assumption of gaugino mass universality. Solving the scalar RGEs in the MSSM. Qualitative features of the mass spectrum.  
Wednesday 2/24  The MSSM mass spectrum: chargino, neutralino, squark and slepton mass matrices. Solving the third generation RGEs. Radiative electroweak symmetry breaking in the MSSM.  
Friday 2/26  Main SUSY discovery signatures. Direct LSP production (monojets, single photons). Slepton pair production. Chargino pair production. Charginoneutralino pairproduction (golden channel). Squark and gluino production (multuijets plus missing energy).  
Monday 3/29  Spring break.  
Wednesday 3/2  Spring break.  
Friday 3/4  Spring break.  
Monday 3/7 
SUSY spectrum calculators.
Sabine Kraml's web page,
SUPERSIM.
Simulating supersymmetry in PYTHIA.
My subroutine for the mass spectrum.
PYTHIA exercise: "MSUGRA".
Phenomenology of MSUGRA  MSUGRA parameter space.
Computer tutorial on SUSY simulation.
Masses, crosssections and branching fractions.
Simulating chargino and neutralino production at the LHC in PYTHIA.
Crosssections for various production subprocesses. Main production diagrams.
The gold plated mode.
LHA files.
SUSY in Calchep. Typical decay modes of the chargino.
Calculating SUSY branching fractions.
Some other topics: Sum rules for the masses of the first generation squarks and sleptons. Collider signatures of supersymmetry  looking under the lamppost. Minimal gauge mediation. 

Wednesday 3/9 
Methods for measuring the masses of semiinvisibly decaying particles arXiv:1004.2732. SUSY mass measurements in a long decay chain arXiv:0903.4371. 

Friday 3/11 
Combinatorial backgrounds: mixed event subtraction. SM backgrounds: opposite flavor subtraction. Transverse projections arXiv:1105.2977. MT2 variable hepph/9906349. The MT2 "kink" arXiv:0709.0288. The 3+1 dimensional analogues of MT2 arXiv:1212.1720 

Monday 3/14 
Momentum reconstruction in SUSYlike missing energy events. Subsystem MT2 arXiv:0810.5576. Decomposition within the transverse plane arXiv:0910.1584. MT2perp and MT2 parallel arXiv:0910.3679. Meff variable hepph/0006276. Smin variable arXiv:0812.1042. Subsystem Smin variable arXiv:1006.0653. 

Wednesday 3/16  First midterm exam. Topics: QCD and SUSY.  
Friday 3/18  Review and discussion of midterm exam.  
Monday 3/21  Direct dark matter detection. Indirect dark matter detection: positrons, gamma rays, neutrinos.  
Wednesday 3/23  TASI2011 tutorial on Micromegas.  
Friday 3/25  Dark matter detection. Complementarity of direct, indirect and collider searches. Dark matter at LHC  
Monday 3/28  Fild trip to FSU. Dirac Lectures on neutrinos. UFFSU Pheno symposium.  
Wednesday 3/30  Fild trip to FSU. Dirac Lectures on neutrinos. UFFSU Pheno symposium.  
Friday 4/1  Minimal Universal Extra Dimensions. Particle spectrum in UED.  
Monday 4/4  Discovery signatures of UED. UED examples.  
Wednesday 4/6  Higgs mechanism in UED. Review of the electroweak sector of the SM. Electroweak symmetry breaking.  
Friday 4/8  Longitudinal vector boson scattering. LeeQuiggThacker bound. Fermion masses and mixing angles. CKM matrix. Unitarity triangle.  
Monday 4/11 
Final projects (25 min talks reviewing an LHC analysis)
Raha "Hadronic MT2" Shyamsundar "Dark matter search with monojets" paper 

Wednesday 4/13 
Final projects (25 min talks reviewing an LHC analysis)
Hanyu "Black holes" Bhattarai "Search for physics beyond the standard model in events with two leptons, jets, and missing transverse momentum in pp" 

Friday 4/15 
Final projects (25 min talks reviewing an LHC analysis)
Guo "W and Z boson production crosssections" Basu "Dark matter search with razor variables" paper 

Monday 4/18 
Final projects (25 min talks reviewing an LHC analysis)
Brooker "Heavy neutrinos" paper1, paper2. ??? 

Wednesday 4/20  Final exam. 