Particle Physics

Wintersemester 2021/2022
Dozent: Schultz-Coulon
Link zum LSF
114 Teilnehmer/innen



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Prof. Dr. H.-C. Schultz-Coulon

Lectures: INF 227, HS 1

Tue, 14:15 - 16:00

Thu, 14:15 - 16:00

The lecture focuses on modern particle physics;
it will discuss the building blocks of matterand
the forces between them.


The lecture is based on:
Modern Particle Physics
von M. Thomson



Homeworks and Tutorials:

Exercise sheets will be put online on Wednesdays and have to be upload by Wednesday the
week after. The exercises will not be corrected in detail, but you will get 0 or 1 point depending
if you did a decent attempt to solve the problem even if the solution is not 100% correct. You
can hand in your exercises in groups of maximal three students. Please note all names on
the sheet. We expect every student of the group to be able to present and explain their solution.
60% of the points on the sheets are required to participate in the exam. Admissions to exams
from previous years are not valid this year.

The tutorials will start on 22nd October with a repetition of PEP-IV material. The first sheet will
be online 20.10.21 and has to be uploaded by 27.10.21 at 18h00


Lecture Streaming and Tutorials:

The lecture will be held in the large lecture hall at KIP (HS 1) and all students vaccinated,
recovered or tested (3G, i.e. geimpft, genesen, getestet) are welcome to attend in person.
Wearing a medical mask is mandatory. The lecture will be also streamed on youtube (links).

The tutorials will be held in person. Wearing a medical mask is mandatory. However, if
distances of at least 1.5m can be safely kept, masks can be removed once seated.
Personal details must be recorded each time using the QR codes posted at the entrance
or on each table of a lecture hall. These rules apply for attending the lecture and the tutorial.

The streamed lectures will be available until the end of the term.



The exam will take place on Tuesday, February 15, at 14h00 until 16h00 at
INF 308 HS1. Please be there at least 15 minutes beforehand so that we can check your student ID. The exam will be held only in-person, 3G rules apply.


Exam review:

The exam review (Klausureinsicht) will take place on Friday, February 18, INF 227, SR 1.403/4

11h00 - 12h00: groups 1,2,3 (Uli Uwer, Skyler Degenkolb, Norbert Herrmann)

12h00 - 13h00: groups 4,5,6 (Alberto Caliva, Kai Schweda, Tamasi Kar)

Please bring a valid identity card and your student ID for the review.


Retry Exam:

Friday, April 29, 14h00 - 16h00, INF 227 HS1  


Lecture Notes and slides:

The notes and slides to the lecture can be found here.


Link to literature:

The book M. Thomson on "Modern Particle Physics" is availabe at the library. In addition, it is
accessible online via the HEIDI platform of the University Library. Be aware that for reading it online
you have to set up a personal login on the Cambridge Higher Education website. Once having
registered via HEIDI and logged in via your personal account you can use the direct link.




# Datum Inhalt Chapters
1 19.10.2021 Introduction 1,2,3
2 21.10.2021 Rates and Cross Sections 1,2,3
3 26.10.2021 Phase Space and Phase Space Intergration 1,2,3
4 28.10.2021 Dirac Equation and Spinors  4
5 02.11.2021 Interaction by Particle Exchange (1) 5
6 04.11.2021 Interaction by Particle Exchange (2) 5
7 09.11.2021 Electron-Positron Annihilation (1) 6
8 11.11.2021 Electron-Positron Annihilation (2) 6
9 16.11.2021 Electron-Proton Elastic Scattering 7
10 18.11.2021 Deep Inelastic Scattering (1) 8
11 23.11.2021 Deep Inelastic Scattering (2) 8
12 25.11.2021 Deep Inelastic Scattering (3) 8
13 30.11.2021 Symmetries and the Quark Model (1) 9
14 02.12.2021 Symmetries and the Quark Model (2) 9
15 07.12.2021 Quantum Chromodynamics (1) 10
16 09.12.2021 Quantum Chromodynamics (2) 10
17 14.12.2021 Quantum Chromodynamics (3) 10
18 16.12.2021 The Weak Interaction (1) 11
19 21.12.2021 The Weak Interaction (2) 11
20 11.01.2022 The Weak Interaction of Leptons 12
21 13.01.2022 Neutrino Scattering & Neutrino Oscillation 13
22 18.01.2022 Weak Hadronic Interactions, CKM-Matrix 14
23 20.01.2022 B-Meson Physics, B-Oscillations, CP-Violation 14
24 25.01.2022 W Decay Width 15
25 27.01.2022 Electroweak Unification 15
26 01.02.2022 The Z Resonance 16
27 03.02.2022 Tests of the Standard Model 16
28 08.02.2022 The Higgs Boson 17
29 10.02.2022 Preview on Physics Beyond the Standard Model 18
  15.02.2022 Written Exams  
  18.02.2022 Exam Review  
  29.04.2022 Retry Exams  



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Particle Physics
Wintersemester 2021/2022
Link zum LSF
114 Teilnehmer/innen