Readings

Reading assignments are from lecture notes and from the course textbooks:

Amazon logo Q&L = Halzen, F., and A. D. Martin. Quarks & Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1984. ISBN: 9780471887416.

Amazon logo CP = Barger, V. D., and R. J. N. Phillips. Collider Physics. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN: 9780201149456.

Lec # Topics READINGS
1 Fundamental Building Blocks and their Interactions Q&L, Chapter 1

CP, Chapter 1
2 Symmetries and Quarks; Discoveries of the J, Upsilon Q&L, Chapter 2
3 Gluons, Particle-antiparticle, Gluons inside Nucleons Q&L, Chapter 3/5
4 Dirac Formalism, Chirality, Helicity, Why Higgs? Q&L, Chapter 5
5 Local Gauge Transformation Q&L, Chapter 5
6 Solutions of the Dirac Equation Q&L, Sections 12.11-13

CP, Sections 2.8-10
7 Matrix, Decays, Cross Sections and Radiative Corrections
8 Polarization, Propagator, Interaction Matrix, Cross Sections and Unitarity Bounds Q&L, Chapter 6

CP, Chapter 2
9 Unitarity Bound Violation and "New" Particles Q&L, Section 15.6 and references there

Amazon logo Muirhead, H. Notes on Elementary Particle Physics. 1st ed. New York, NY: Pergamon Press, 1972, section 7.5. ISBN: 9780080165509.
10 Bottom-up Approach: Unitarity Bounds, "New" Particles and their Coupling Constants Lecture Notes for Session 10
11 Unitarity Bounds, Higgs, its Coupling Constants and Limit on its Mass Lecture Notes for Session 11
12 Electro-weak Interactions Q&L, Chapter 13
13 Review
14 Mid-term
15 Discussion on Research Topics
16 Prelude to The Standard Model (SM) Q&L, Chapter 14
17 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Higgs Top-down Approach
18 Masses and Interactions of Weak Bosons and Fermions Q&L, Chapter 15
19 QCD, QED and EW Corrections within SM
20 Divergence in SM and Plausible Solutions

SUSY
CP, Chapter 14
21 Technical Color CP, Section 12.8
22 Reading Assignments based on Lecture Notes on SM, and Models beyond SM
23 Presentations of Research Papers