The Standard Model of Particle Physics

summer term 2018
Lecturer: Prof. Tilman Plehn/Prof. Dr. Schultz-Coulon
Link to LSF
29 participants


Prof. Dr. T. Plehn
Prof. Dr. H.-C. Schultz-Coulon



Philosophenweg 12, Small Lecture Hall
Monday, 09:15 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, 9:15 am - 11:00 am


Tutorial Group 1:                                        Tutorial Group 2:
INF 227, SR 3.403 INF 227, SR 1.403
Tuesday, 02:15 pm - 04:00 pm Tuesday, 02:15 pm - 04:00 pm
Tutorial Group 3:       
INF 227, SR 2.404       
Wednesday, 02:15 pm - 04:00 pm       

In this course we discuss the Standard Model of Particle Physics from the theoretical and experimental perspectives. The gauge theories of the electroweak and strong interactions and their experimental tests are discussed in detail. The current status of the Standard Model and some directions for physics beyond the Standard Model are discussed.


HCSC:   Prof. Dr. H.-C. Schultz-Coulon  
TP:        Prof. Dr. T. Plehn

Date Topic Lecturer 
16.04.2018 Introduction, Key Experiments HCSC
18.04.2018 QFT, Lagrangian-Formalism TP
23.04.2018 Dirac Equation, Spinors, Matrix Elements TP
25.04.2018 QED, Feynman Rules, Chirality & Helicity, CPT TP
30.04.2018 Rel. Kinematics, Phase space HCSC
02.05.2018 Electron-Positron Annihilation, Optical Theorem TP
07.05.2018 Massive gauge bosons, Boulware-Gilbert, Sigma Model ...   TP
09.05.2018 W/Z masses, couplings, weak mixing angle TP
14.05.2018 Experimental Tests of QED HCSC
16.05.2018 Experimental Test of QED HCSC
21.05.2018 Holiday  ––
23.05.2018 Higgs Potential, Higgs Boson, ... TP
28.05.2018 Unitarity, Triviality, Equivalence Theorem TP
30.05.2018 Higgs Production, Higgs@LHC, WBF TP
04.06.2018 Parity Violation, Fermi Theory, V-A couplings HCSC
06.06.2018 V-A couplings, Massive Gauge Bosons HCSC
11.06.2018 LEP/SLC, Test of W/Z Sector ...  HCSC
13.06.2018 Higgs Physics I HCSC
18.06.2018 Higgs Physics II HCSC
20.06.2018 Higgs Physics III HCSC
25.06.2018 CKM-Matrix Elements HCSC
27.06.2018 QCD I HCSC
02.07.2018 QCD II HCSC
04.07.2018 UV Divergences, Strong Coupling TP
09.07.2018 Parton Densities, Collinear Splitting, DGLAP TP
11.07.2018 Parton Showers, Sudakov Factors TP
16.07.2018 PDFs, QCD Sum Rules, DIS, Scaling violation TP
18.07.2018 Neutrinos & Neutrino-Mixing HCSC
03.08.2018 Written Exams  

Exercise Sheets


QFT & Relativistic QM:
Bjorken, Drell: Relativistische Quantenfeldtheorie/Quantenmechanik
Peskin, Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Itzykson, Zuber: Quantum Field Theory
Collins: Renormalization

Particle Physics & Standard Model: 
P. Langacker: The Standard Model and Beyond
W.N. Cottingham, D.A. Greenwood: An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics
C. Burgess, G. Moore: The Standard Model - A Primer
I.J.R. Aitchison, A.J.G. Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics
M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics
O. Nachtmann: Elementarteilchenphysik. Phänomene und Konzepte
D.H. Perkins: Introduction to High Energy Physics
C. Berger: Elementarteilchenphysi
F. Halzen: A.D.Martin, Quarks and Leptons

Heidelberg Lectures on Particle Physics:
Standard Model of Particle Physics (SS 2015)
Particle Physics (WS 2014/15)
Standard Model of Particle Physics (SS 2011)
Advanced Particle Physics (SS 2008)
Kern- und Teilchenphysik (Physik V, WS 2007/08)
Standard Model of Particle Physics (WS 2007/08)


Review of Particle Physics
SLAC Online Particle Physics Information

The Standard Model of Particle Physics
summer term 2018
Link zum LSF
29 participants
  • Group 1 (Jennifer Thompson)
    8 participants
    INF 227 / SR 3.403, Tue 14:15 - 16:00
  • Group 2 (Michael Russell)
    8 participants
    INF 227 / SR 1.403, Tue 14:15 - 16:00
  • Group 3 (Anastasiia Filimonova)
    12 participants
    INF 227 / SR 2.404, Wed 14:15 - 16:00