Standard Model of Particle Physics

summer term 2016
Lecturer: Schöning, Mihaila, Bauer
Link to LSF
42 participants


The course will cover the Standard Model of Particle Physics from the theoretical and  experimental perspective. 
The gauge theories of electroweak and strong interactions and their experimental tests will be described. 
The current status of the Standard Model  and some directions for searches of  beyond the Standard Model physics are discussed.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction to gauge theories and QED
  2. Experimental Tests of QED
  3. Electroweak interaction
  4. Experimental Tests of EW-theory
  5. Strong interaction and QCD
  6. Experimental Tests of QCD
  7. Flavour structure of the SM
  8. Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism
  9. Higgs properties
  10. High precision tests of the Standard Model at colliders
  11. Test of the Flavor Sector
  12. Searches for the new Physics

Exercise sheets


Times & Locations

Wednesday 11:15  to 13:00 at INF 308 / HS 2

Friday 09:15  to 11:00 at INF 308 / HS 2

List of Lectures

Date Topic                                   Lecturer
20.04.16 Gauge Theory LM
22.04.16 Gauge Theory LM
27.04.16 Gauge Theory LM
29.04.16 QED Tests AS
04.05.16 QED Tests AS
06.05.16 Weak Lepton Sector MB
11.05.16 EW Tests AS
13.05.16 EW Tests AS
18.05.16 QCD LM
20.05.16 QCD LM
25.05.16 QCD LM
27.05.16 Modelling QCD AS
01.06.16 QCD Tests AS
03.06.16 BEH Mechanism LM
08.06.16 SM Tests at LEP AS
10.06.16 Flavor Structure MB
15.06.16 SM Tests at LEP AS
17.06.16 B-Factories AS
22.06.16 W-Z coupling, Anomalies LM
24.06.16 Higgs properties MB
29.06.16 Higgs discovery AS
01.07.16 Higgs Properties II MB
06.07.16 Higgs Properties CA
08.07.16 ausgefallen AS
13.07.16 Beyond the SM MB
15.07.16 Searches for New Physics at Colliders AS
20.07.16 Searches for New Physics at low energies (theo) MB
22.07.16 Searches for New Physicsat low energies (exp) AS



AS: Prof. Dr. A. Schöning

LM: PD Dr. L. Mihaila

MB: Dr. M. Bauer

CA: Dr. Christoph Anders

Practice groups

  • Group 1 (Nikolai Zerf)
    22 participants
    INF 227 / SR 3.403, Tue 14:15 - 16:00
  • Group 2 (Nishita Desai)
    20 participants
    INF 227 / SR 2.403, Wed 14:15 - 16:00


There will be no written exams.

For a succesful participation a student has to complete the following checklist:

  • accumulate 60% of the total number of points from all excercise sheets
  • present at least two solutions during the practice sessions live in front of the black board


    Peskin, Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory Addison Wesley
    Aitchison, Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics, Vol. 1
    Bjorken, Drell: Relativistische Quantenfeldtheorie/Quantenmechanik, BI Wissenschaftsverlag
    Itzykson, Zuber: Quantum Field Theory, McGraw-HillStandard Model
    Aitchison, Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics
    O. Nachtmann: Elementarteilchenphysik. Phaenomene und Konzepte, Springer
    T. Plehn: Lectures on LHC Physics, Springer
Standard Model of Particle Physics
summer term 2016
Schöning, Mihaila, Bauer
Link zum LSF
42 participants