Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


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

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


There will be a mid-term exam but no final. You are allowed to bring a one-page formula sheet with you for this mid-term. Instead of the usual final exam, a research paper with both written and oral presentations is required.


8.701, Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics.


Activities Percentages
Homework 40%
Mid-term Exam 20%
Final Term Paper 40%