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

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.

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
Muirhead, H. |

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 |